Jordan Anderson Racing NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race Report – Daytona International Speedway; February 12, 2021
Track: Daytona International Speedway (2.5 Mile Tri-Oval)
Race: NextEra Energy 250
Date: February 12, 2021
Format: 20/40/101; 252.5 Mile Oval (1 lap of overtime)
No. 3 Swann Security Chevrolet Silverado – Jordan Anderson
Qualifying Time: 50.504 (178.204 mph)
Stage 1: 20
Stage 2: 19
Laps Completed: 101 of 101
Laps Led: 0
Jordan Anderson grabbed his second straight runner-up finish in the NextEra Energy 250 in a wild closing lap at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night to open the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season.
Stage One Recap:
– Anderson started the NextEra Energy 250 in the 20th position after laying down a qualifying lap of 50.504 seconds (178.204 mph).
– A caution at the initial start involving three trucks at the rear of the field would bring the race to a quick halt. Anderson would remain on the track and restart in 17th position. The first stage would then go caution free, and the No. 3 would be scored in the 20th position at the finish.
Stage Two Recap:
– At the stage break, Anderson would come into the pit lane where the over the wall crew would service the Swann Security Chevrolet Silverado for fuel, two tires and an adjustment. Anderson would rejoin the field in the 22nd position.
– Third caution would wave on Lap-35 for a truck that acquired a flat tire and would spin, with the stage break in just two laps Crew Chief Bruce Cook would elect to keep the No. 3 on track.
– Anderson would hold his ground on the restart finishing the stage in the 20th position.
– Under the stage break, Anderson would come to pit lane and the over the wall crew would go to work applying two tires, fuel and a small adjustment. Anderson would restart the Final Stage in 22nd spot.
– A Lap-53 caution for a two-truck spin in Turn-4. Anderson would remain on the track and restart in 17thposition.
– The sixth caution would wave on Lap 61 as contact with Stewart Friesen would spin the No. 3 of Anderson around brushing the outside wall. Under the caution Anderson would come to pit lane for two tires and fuel while the crew would assess the damage acquired. Electing to tape up some damage Anderson would come back to pit road for service, and would rejoin the field in 25th.
– At the Lap-66 Caution for a crash on the restart. Anderson was told to stay on the track.
– The eighth caution would wave on Lap-72 for a large crash involving several of the lead pack contenders. Anderson would remain on the track in search of track position and would restart 20th.
– A Lap-81 caution for a single truck spin would see Anderson stay on track.
– The tenth and final caution involving a 10-truck crash on Lap-96 would set up a green-white-checkered over-time finish to settle the NextEra Energy 250. The No. 3 Swann Security Chevrolet of Anderson would find himself restarting in the 12th position, and would go on to steer past multiple trucks bouncing off each other on the back stretch and a collection of eight trucks wrecking coming to the checkered flag. In a parting of the sea’s way Anderson would steer to the bottom of them all and come home in the runner up finish for the second straight year.
“Never give up! Never Give up! I know I have my mask on, but I am still smiling. Truck night in America. I need to go back to Chevrolet and see if we can make these Silverado’s a little bit longer. Two years in a row to finish second here at Daytona. It’s a dream come true. For everyone who has supported this program. We have Swann Security a new sponsor, Bommarito Automotive Group, John Bommarito and everyone up in the suites watching. Chuck Wallace from St. Louis. Back in December we decided we wanted to start a Xfinity team up, and we were so close to shutting down the truck program and Bruce Cook and I got started talking. Bruce was looking to do something and I was like let’s just keep this truck program going. I have to try and qualify in tomorrow with our Xfinity program the No. 31. I know you guys gave me a hard time. I know I will give too long of an interview again. I’m almost speechless, so much energy, so much emotion. To see what God has done in my life and my career. I shouldn’t be here and I should be racing in a National Series. Coming from Columbia, SC no one in my family raced, my dad is here with me and to go thru all that we have gone thru to never give up. You asked me earlier what would I say as my story. For every kid that races Late Models, Legend Cars, Dirt Late Models, just never give up, if you want to be here just keep digging. I have so many people to thank. You would start playing the exit music on me. It’s just so amazing to be here. We were like twelfth on the final lap. I have to apologize to Austin Wayne Self my now brother-in-law. I got engaged to my girlfriend Kendall McReynolds she’s watching at home. Going Xfinity racing, second at Daytona. Let’s Go!”
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After 1 event, Anderson is not eligible for 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver points after declaring for 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie of the year, but Jordan Anderson Racing sits sixth in the Owner standings with its runner-up finish.
A driver TBA will be behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resumes action on Friday, February 19, 2021, on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. Live coverage will be on FS1, Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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