Jordan Anderson on his new NASCAR spec engine: “It’s going to really help smaller teams, like us — Be able to compete against the big powerhouse teams.”
Jordan Anderson is set to enter his 4th full-time season in the NASCAR Truck Series. He’ll do it with a new number, the #3.
“I’ve driven in the cup series. I’ve driven for a couple different teams and done it a couple different ways,” Jordan Anderson said from the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“One things about racing — When we had our crash at Atlanta that nearly ended our season last year. We only had one truck. We ran all last season with one truck.”
Last year, Jordan Anderson finished in the top 20 in NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings. That was the third straight year the team finished in the top 20.
“We worked hard all winter and put some things together. For 2018, Jordan Anderson Racing is official. We’re launching our own team. We’ve got such a small group of guys. But, we wanna build, we wanna grow, we wanna put things together.”
Jordan Anderson will now be an owner/driver. The 26-year-old is from Forest Acres, South Carolina.
“Me and my guys will go back on the road and do it old school.”
Old school is exactly what comes to mind with this team. Last year, in-between the race at Gateway Motorsports Park and Iowa Speedway, the team needed a hub. Kenny Wallace offered his race shop. Jordan Anderson parked his NASCAR truck next to a dirt modified and went to work.
This year, the team is more ready than ever. They’ve acquired 4 trucks for the upcoming season. One of those trucks was purchased from Brad Keselowski Racing. The other three truck were bought from Neese Motorsports.
In addition, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has new engine rules. The new Ilmor spec engine is available.
“It’s going to really help smaller teams, like us — Be able to compete against the big powerhouse teams.” Jordan Anderson stated of his new spec motor.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to create some of our own history with it,” Anderson refers to the #3 that was available.