Track: World Wide Technology Raceway – Oval (1.25 Miles)
Race: Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power
Date: August 20, 2021
Format: 160 Laps –55/55/50; 200 Miles
No. 3 Bommarito Automotive Group / Crest Industries – Jordan Anderson
Stage 1: 35
Stage 2: 37
Laps Completed: 68 of 160 (-92 Laps)
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Jordan Anderson would start the Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power from the 33rd position after the use of the NASCAR performance matrix to determine the starting order, the matrix is based off the No. 3 team’s ranking in the owner points standings, as well as the finishing position and the fastest lap turned during the Camping World Truck Series’ previous race at Watkins Glen International.
– Anderson would start the 160-Lap race in a quick manor moving up to the 30th position on the opening lap.
– Maintaining his ground, the engine of the No. 3 would develop engine issues on Lap-2.
– Continuing to make laps Anderson would drop a spot to the No. 49 on Lap-5.
– By Lap-10 the engine woes for Anderson would continue as the No. 3 would fade back to the 34th position.
– Lap-15 would see Anderson gain a position moving past the No. 49 into 33rd.
– Anderson would drop a lap down to the leaders on Lap-19.
– First caution of the night would wave over the World Wide Technology Raceway on Lap-24 as the No. 18 would have mechanical issues and stop on track.
– Running in the 33rd position and continuing to struggle with motor issues Anderson would come to pit lane for the crew to take a look under the hood in hopes of a quick fix.
– Restarting in 33rd on Lap-29 Anderson would continue to make circuits down power.
– The second caution would come out on Lap-32 when the No. 04 would spin directly in front of Anderson causing to him to take quick action and dart to the high side of the speedway sneaking between the wall and the spun No. 04.
– Running in the 33rd position at the time of the yellow flag Anderson would once again use the caution period to come to pit lane with the hood up to see if the engine issues could be resolved.
– After a lengthy examination Anderson would line back up in 35th on Lap-38 down 3-Laps.
– Lap-41 would see the third caution period as the No. 51 would back it into the wall and stop on track.
– As Stage-1 would come to a close Anderson would cross the Green-White-Checkered Flag in the 35th position down 6-Laps to the leaders.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break, Anderson would once again bring the No. 3 to pit lane for service, and a look under the hood as the engine problems would continue.
– Restarting in 35th position on Lap-57 Anderson would continue to fight maintaining NASCAR’s minimum speed.
– The Fifth caution would wave over the speedway on Lap-61 when the lights on the backstretch would go dark and NASCAR timing and scoring would go down.
– All trucks would be called to pit-lane for a 48-minute red flag while the power outage looked to be repaired.
– Under red flag cautions teams are unable to work on their trucks.
– Once the track returned to the yellow flag Anderson would take the No. 3 back behind the wall for further evaluation from the Illmor Engine mechanics.
– As the race would continue Anderson would remain behind the wall losing laps as each circuit would click off.
– When Stage 2 would end Anderson would remain behind the wall and scored in the 37th position.
– As the final Stage would begin the No. 3 would remain behind the wall with engine problems.
– The Jordan Anderson Racing crew and engine specialists from Illmor Engines would continue to try and diagnose the problem in hopes of allowing Anderson to return to the track.
– Unable to return Anderson would be scored in the 37th position 92-laps down at the conclusion of the Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power.
Toyota 200 Presented by CK Power Recap:
– #2-Sheldon Creed dominated the Toyota 200 presented by CK Power NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway Friday night, winning the first race of the Playoffs and locking himself into the Round of 8.
– Creed paced the field for 142 of the 163 laps en route to victory. The win is his second of the season, second win at Gateway, and the seventh of his career.
– Creed won stages 1 and 2 and appeared to be on his way to his second straight win at World Wide Technology Raceway, but a late caution forced the race to go into overtime. Creed chose the outside lane while #88-Matt Crafton took the restart from the inside. Creed pulled ahead as he had all night, and set the pace for the final two laps.
– Crafton finished second, followed by #99-Ben Rhodes, #52-Stewart Friesen, #13-Johnny Sauter, #23-Chase Purdy, #1-Hailie Deegan, #42-Carson Hocevar, #22-Austin Wayne Self, and #24-Jack Wood.
– Many Playoff drivers had issues throughout the night at the Illinois racetrack. #18-Chandler Smith (rear hub) and #21-Zane Smith (transmission) had mechanical issues in the opening stages. Just as stage 3 got underway, #16-Austin Hill, #38-Todd Gilliland, #42-Carson Hocevar were involved in a multi-truck accident.
– With 30 laps remaining, regular season champion #4-John Hunter Nemechek pulled behind the wall with a broken brake rotor.
– The night was not just a challenging one for the Playoff drivers, but the racetrack itself. The race fell under a red flag period just shy of an hour after a fire outside of the racetrack knocked out power. With some lights and timing and scoring down, the race was halted while crews restored power.
– There were five lead changes among three drivers and eight cautions for 37 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 80.684mph.
– Bommarito Automotive Group; Bommarito Automotive Group is celebrating its 50th year 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 family’s ‘Where Price Sells Cars” mission.
For more information on the Bommarito Automotive Group or to see the vehicles they currently have in stock, visit them online at Bommarito.com, and follow their social channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
– Crest Industries; Established in 1971, Crest Industries is a family owned and operated distributor of Automotive & Industrial Supplies. Crest specializes in serving a variety of industries including automotive, industrial, manufacturing, fleet, marine, aviation, safety, and building maintenance. Located just outside of St. Louis, MO, Crest’s 30,000 square foot warehouse stocks over 60,000-part numbers, so they will have what you want in stock at great prices. Visit CrestIndustries.com to see all the available automotive and industrial supplies Crest Industries has to offer.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Standings:
After 16 events, JAR falls to 34th position in the NCWTS Owner Standings after Anderson’s 37th place finish on Friday night.
Jordan Anderson for the second race in a row will pilot the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 3 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Silverado when the NCWTS returns to Darlington Raceway; Sunday, September 5 for a replacement race due to the cancellation of the event at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. LIVE coverage will be on Fox Sports 1 (FS1), Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 1:30 P.M. ET.