Jordan Anderson Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report – Michigan International Speedway; August 21, 2021
Track: Michigan International Speedway– Oval (2-Mile)
Race: New Holland 250
Date: August 21, 2021
Format: 125 Laps –30/30/65; 250 Miles
No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS – Jordan Anderson
Stage 1: 13
Stage 2: 12
Laps Completed: 139 (14 laps of overtime)
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Jordan Anderson would line up for the New Holland 250 from the 31st position 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 for the start of the New Holland 250 Anderson would swiftly move past three cars into the 28th position by the end of the first lap.
– However, by the fifth lap Anderson would fade back three positions to the 31st spot in the running order.
– Lap-10 would see Anderson move back up into the 30th position.
– The first caution of the day would wave over the 2-mile speedway on Lap-15 for the planned competition caution. Running in the 27th position the No. 31 would elect to remain on track.
– Restarting in the 20th spot on Lap-20 Anderson would remain there when the second caution of the day would be immediately displayed as the No. 90 would spin into the wall and stop on track.
– Running in the 19th spot at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on track and would line up in 14th on the restart for four-lap dash to the end of the Stage 1.
– Many of the front runners would choice to pit early in hopes of gaining track position at the end of the Stage.
– The restart on Lap-26 would see Anderson get a good jump and move up one position into 13th.
– Anderson would remain in 13th as Stage 1 would come to a close.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the Stage break Anderson would be called to pit lane on Lap-31 for a scheduled 4-tire and fuel stop with a small chassis adjustment. The No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet would line up in 22nd for the re-start on Lap-35.
– On the opening lap of the second Stage the caution would immediately come out for a seven-car accident on the backstretch. Spotter Steve Barkdoll would navigate Anderson thru the spinning cars in and around him to make sure he did not get involved.
– Running in the 12th position Anderson would choose the bottom line on the Lap-46 restart and would line up 13th.
– After falling back on the restart Anderson would work his way passed the. No. 51 and No. 26 back into the 15thspot by Lap-50.
– Stalking his tire tracks, the No. 51 would work his way back past Anderson back on Lap-54 dropping the No. 31 Chevrolet back to 14th.
– The last lap of the stage would see Anderson move past the No. 44 and No. 23 to move the No. 31 into the 12thposition.
– When the green-white-checkered waved signally the end of the 30-Lap Stage 2 Anderson would be credited with finishing in the 12th position.
– Under the stage break, Anderson would come to pit-lane for a four-tire, fuel, and a small adjustment from the over the wall crew, and would line back up in the 15th position for the restart on Lap-67.
– On the restart Anderson would fall back to 16th and would remain there until Lap-90 when he would work his way past the No. 23 for 15th.
– Anderson would remain in 15th thru Lap-103 when green-flag pit stops begin.
– Coming to pit lane on Lap-104 for his green-flag stop Anderson would receive four tires, and fuel, but would receive a penalty for having too many men over the wall, and would have to go the tail end of the longest line at the next caution period.
– When green-flag pit stops would completely cycle thru Anderson would end up 14th in the running order on Lap-110.
– The sixth caution would be display on Lap-117 when the No. 10 would become stalled on the track out of fuel. Running in the 13th position Anderson would come to pit lane for a splash and go of fuel and would restart in 22nd.
– Lap-122 would see yet another caution when the No. 99 and No. 74 would be involved in an accident with one another on the backstretch. Running in 21st the No. 31 would remain on track and restart 19th for the first attempt at NASCAR overtime.
– Caution would be displayed on Lap-128 for the No. 78 stalled on the apron of Turn’s 1 and 2. Remaining on track Anderson would restart in 18th on Lap-132.
– The second round of overtime would see the No. 54 get spun into the outside wall from fifth on Lap-133 bringing out the seventh caution period. Running in 16th at the time of the accident Anderson would restart in 15th.
– The third round of overtime would run without incident to checkered flag on Lap-125. At the completion Anderson would earn his best career NXS finish in the 15th position, one-lap down.
New Holland 250 Recap:
– Leading a race-high 70 laps, #16-AJ Allmendinger won Saturday’s New Holland 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race in triple overtime. It’s Allmendinger’s third win of the season, and second NASCAR win in the last six days after winning the inaugural Cup Series race on the Indianapolis road course.
– #19-Brandon Jones tied his best finish of the season in second. #9-Noah Gragson, #1-Josh Berry and #20-Harrison Burton rounded out the top five.
– #7-Justin Allgaier finished sixth, with #98-Riley Herbst, #02-Brett Moffitt, #48-Jade Buford and #61-Bubba Wallace made up the rest of the top 10.
– #22-Austin Cindric won the opening stage, but was involved in a multi-car pileup at the beginning of the second stage. Allmendinger picked off an additional playoff point by winning Stage 2.
– There were 13 lead changes among six drivers and nine cautions for 43 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 115.619 mph.
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NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship Standings:
After 22 events and the twelvth event JAR has been eligible for, JAR moves up to 30th position in the NXS Owner Point Standings after Anderson’s 15th place finish on Saturday afternoon.
Coming off his best NXS finish ever team owner/driver Jordan Anderson will make his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the 2021 season driving the No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet Camaro SS when the NASCAR Xfinity Series travels to Daytona International Speedway for the WaWa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola; Friday, August 27, 2021. LIVE coverage will be on NBCSN. Motor Racing Network (MRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 7:30 P.M. ET.