Jordan Anderson Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report – Kansas Speedway; October 23, 2021
Track: Kansas Speedway– Tri- Oval (1.5-Miles)
Race: Kansas Lottery 300
Date: October 23, 2021
Format: 200 Laps– 45/45/110; 300 Miles
No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS – Jordan Anderson
Stage 1: 16
Stage 2: 20
Laps Completed: 200
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Making his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start of the 2021 season 30-year-old Owner/Driver Jordan Anderson of Forest Acres, S.C. would start in the 27th position for the Kansas Lottery 300 after the starting lineup was determined by the competition-based performance metrics system; fastest lap in the previous race 15 percent, driver finish from previous race 25 percent, owner points 25 percent, and driver points 35 percent.
– As the green flag waved indicating the start of the Kansas Lottery 300, Anderson would start the race conservative falling back two positions to 29th on the opening lap.
– Settling into a rhythm at the start of Lap-2 Anderson would move around the No. 07 into the 28th spot.
– While a lap later the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS would motor past the No. 5 into 27th.
– Anderson would continue to run in the 27th position until Lap-6 when he would run down the No. 36 advancing into the 26th position.
– Not going down without a fight, the No. 36 would come charging back seven laps later regaining the position sliding Anderson back into 27th.
– Following the No. 36, the No. 99 would also work its way around Anderson sliding him back another position to 28th.
– Anderson would circle the speedway in the 28th position until Lap-19 when the No. 4 would also work its way past.
– The first caution of the day would drop over the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway on Lap-21 for the planned competition caution.
– Running in the 29th position, Anderson would come to pit road for four fresh Goodyear Eagles, a can of Sunoco fuel, an adjustment, and would return to the speedway for the restart on Lap-25 in the 29th position.
– On the restart Anderson would not get the best start, and would lose three positions slipping him back to 32nd in the running order.
– Lap-27 would see Anderson’s new tires prove to be an advantage driving around the No. 5, No. 44, and No. 99 back into the 29th spot.
– Continuing with momentum Anderson would advance past the No. 6 and No. 48 a lap later into 27th.
– Caution would be displayed for the second time on Lap-29 when the No. 48 would get spun hard into the outside wall by the No. 26 who would come back across the track after making contact with the front stretch wall.
– Running in the 27th position at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track, and would line back up in the 25th spot for the Lap-37 restart.
– Getting a much better jump on the restart Anderson would once again move past the No. 36 into 24th.
– Lap-39 would see Anderson pass four cars moving around the No. 92, No. 51, No. 07, and No. 4 jumping into the Top-20 for the first time.
– Not stopping there Anderson would move around the No. 10 and No. 4 on the next lap into the 18th position.
– Lap-42 would see the No. 31 Bommarito Chevrolet advance past the No. 15 settling into 17th in the running order.
– With two laps remaining in Stage-1 Anderson would move around the No. 39 on Lap-43 moving into the 16thwhile a lap later the No. 39 would fight back moving around the No. 31 of Anderson on Lap-44.
– As the Green-White-Checkered Flag waved on Lap-45 signally the completion of Stage-1 Anderson would get back around the No. 39 coming out of Turn-4, and would go on to be credited with a 16th place finish.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the stage break Anderson would once again be called to the pit lane by Crew Chief Arthur Haire for four new Goodyear Eagles, and a full tank of Sunoco fuel.
– Anderson would line up in the 12th position for the Lap-51 restart.
– Encountering a bad restart Anderson would lose three positions to the No. 98, No. 7, and No. 10 cars dropping him back to 15th spot.
– Running in 15th for the next three laps Anderson would lose another position to the No. 39 car on Lap-55.
– Lap-58 would see Anderson fall back another position to 17th when the No. 02 would work its way around.
– Anderson would run in the 17th spot for the next four laps when he would drop another position to the No. 15 car where he would run in 18th until Lap-71 when the No. 51 would shuffle him back to the 19th spot.
– On Lap-79 the No. 4 would get around the Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet claiming the 19th position.
– The next ten laps Anderson would remain in the 20th position, 1-lap down as Stage-2 would run caution free.
– When the Green-White-Checkered flag waved on Lap-90 signally the end of Stage-2, Anderson would be credited with the 20th position 1-lap down.
Final Stage Recap:
– Under the stage break, Anderson would bring the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet to pit road for the over-the-wall crew to go to work applying four fresh Goodyear Eagles, and a can of Sunoco Fuel.
– Anderson would restart the final stage in the 20th position on Lap-95 1-lap down.
– Lap-97, would see the fifth caution of the day when the No. 18 would get loose and slide up the track on the backstretch. The No. 9 car would make contact with the No. 18 sending both cars spinning causing damage to both cars requiring a trip to pit road for repairs.
– Running in the 20th position at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track, and would restart in the 20th position on Lap-101.
– Lap-102, Anderson would see the No. 07 work his way past shuffling Anderson back to the 21st spot.
– Two-laps later the caution would fall over the speedway once again when the No. 07 would lose the handle on his car and spin exiting Turn-2.
– Running in the 20th position at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track, and take the wave around free pass earning his lap back and would line back up in the 20th position for the Lap-107 restart.
– On the restart Anderson would move past the No. 15 bumping the No. 31 into 19th where he would run for the next 12-Laps.
– The No. 98 would slow on the track after hitting the wall on Lap-123 running in the 11th position. Having to come to pit lane for repairs Anderson would advance past the No. 98 in the running order to the 18thposition.
– Anderson would run in 18th spot for the next 15 laps until the seventh caution of the day would be displayed on Lap-136 when the No. 5 would make contact with the backstretch wall in front of the leaders and come to a stop on the track.
– Running in the 18th position at the time of the caution Anderson would come to pit lane for four fresh Goodyear Tires, and a can of Sunoco fuel.
– At the completion of pit road service Anderson would line back up in the 15th position for the Lap-140 restart.
– On the restart Anderson would lose a position in the running order to the No. 1.
– One-lap later Anderson would be scored in the 18th position as the No. 02 and No. 68 would slip by.
– The next five-laps would see the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet remain in the 18th position.
– No. 47 would move by Anderson on Lap-150 shuffling him back to 19th.
– Caution would wave on Lap-155 for the eighth time when the No. 07 would have a tire go flat and scatter debris on the track. Running in the 19th position at the time of the caution Anderson would come to pit road for his last set of sticker Goodyear tires, and a can of Sunoco Fuel. Anderson would line back up in the 23rdposition for the Lap-159 restart.
– The Caution would immediately come out on the restart for a spinning No. 19. Running in the 23rd position Anderson would remain on track and restart in the 21st position for the Lap-163 restart.
– On the restart Anderson would settle into the 21st position, but would fall back to 22nd on the very next lap as the No. 19 would work his way around.
– Two-Laps later Anderson would fall back to 23rd when the No. 15 would work his way forward.
– Anderson would remain in the 23rd position for the next seven-laps until the tenth caution flag would be brought out on Lap-179 for an accident involving the No. 8 who would clip the rear of the No. 20 which would spin into the No. 9 sending both cars into the wall causing heavy damage to both vehicles.
– Running in the 23rd position at the time of the caution Crew Chief Arthur Haire would call Anderson to pit lane to put on a set of scuff tires and a can of Sunoco fuel.
– After the completion of the pit stop the pit crew would be applied a penalty for an uncontrolled tire, and Anderson would have to restart at tail end of the longest line in the 21st position.
– On the restart Anderson would drop a position to the No. 17 car falling back to 22nd.
– Four-Laps later the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet would advance past the No. 6 moving back into the 21st position.
– Attempting to grab all the positions he could in the closing laps Anderson would be able to muscle his way around the No. 47 on Lap-191 into 20th.
– Anderson would remain in the 20th position the final nine-laps to bring home a 20th place finish for the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Kansas Lottery 300 Race Recap:
– After speeding on pit road earlier in the race, #54-Ty Gibbs rebounded to take the lead with 10 laps to go en route to the victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Kansas Lottery 300. It’s Gibbs’ fourth win in 17 career starts.
– #22-Austin Cindric finished second, holding off #16-AJ Allmendinger, who had fresher tires late in the race. #11-Justin Haley salvaged a fourth-place finish, after spending much of the afternoon outside the top 10. #39-Ryan Sieg rounded out the top five, earning his first top-five finish since Talladega in April.
– #02-Brett Moffitt put on fresh tires late to finish sixth. Meanwhile, #1-Michael Annett, #8-Sam Mayer, #7-Justin Allgaier and #2-Myatt Snider made up the rest of the top 10.
– Playoff drivers #9-Noah Gragson and #20-Harrison Burton were caught up in a three-car wreck with 20 laps to go, which started when Mayer tagged the left rear quarter panel of Burton.
– Allmendinger won the opening stage, while Cindric earned 10 points by winning the second stage. Each driver has 11 stage wins on the season.
– There were 19 lead changes among six drivers and 10 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 112.641 mph.
– Bommarito Automotive Group; A primary supporter of Jordan Anderson Racing, Bommarito Automotive Group is celebrating almost 50 years in the St. Louis marketplace, the Bommarito Automotive Group currently operates 20 automotive franchises throughout every St. Louis neighborhood led by president John Bommarito and the over 900 dedicated team members. Bommarito is recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as Missouri’s No. 1 selling automotive group and is currently ranked 52nd in the nation. What once started as a vision to have one Bommarito vehicle in every driveway, is today a reality thanks to the ‘Where Price Sells Cars” mission.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Owners Point Standings:
After 31 events and the 21st race JAR has been eligible for, JAR remains in the 26th position in the NXS Owner Point Standings after Anderson’s 20th place finish on Saturday.
Josh Berry will make his fifth start of 2021 behind the wheel of the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS when the NASCAR Xfinity Series visits Martinsville Speedway; Saturday, October 30, 2021 for the Dead On Tools 250. LIVE coverage will begin at 6:00 PM ET on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM NASCAR Channel 90.