Jordan Anderson Racing NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Report – Talladega Superspeedway; October 2, 2021
Track: Talladega Superspeedway – Tri-Oval (2.66-Miles)
Race: Sparks 300
Date: October 2, 2021
Format: 113 Laps –25/25/63; 300 Miles
No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group / BG Products Chevrolet Camaro SS – Jordan Anderson
Stage 1: 21
Stage 2: 20
Laps Completed: 107 (Shortened due to darkness)
Laps Led: 0
Stage One Recap:
– Making his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start of the year Owner/Driver Jordan Anderson would line up 29th on the grid for the Sparks 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 dropped on the Sparks 300, Anderson would get his Chevrolet Camaro SS up to speed advancing one position to 28th on the opening lap.
– By Lap-2 Anderson would work his way past a few more cars into the 25th position.
– Running in the two-by-two formation with a high and low line the cars would circle the Talladega Superspeedway following one another logging laps.
– Continuing to make laps and run a cautious first half of the race Anderson would remain in the 25th position thru Lap-20.
– Running the bottom-line Anderson would move ahead of the No. 44 on Lap-21 into 24th.
– However, the first caution flag would wave over the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Lap-24 when the No. 16 & No. 8 would crash into the wall after the No. 02 and No. 68 would attempt to go four-wide.
– Running in the 24th position at the time of the caution Anderson would remain on the track with just one lap remaining in Stage-1.
– Ending under caution Anderson would go on to be scored in the 21st position at the completion of Stage-1.
Stage Two Recap:
– During the stage break Anderson would 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 rejoin the field in the 29th position.
– On Lap-29 the race would be red flagged and the field would be stopped on the backstretch so the track crew could go to work on repairing the safter barrier in Turn-3 that was damaged in the accident.
– After a five-minute red flag, the field would come back to green on a Lap-31 restart.
– Anderson would quickly jump out to a good run on the start passing five cars by the completion of the Lap-31.
– As the field would start to separate into two packs Anderson would become the leader of the second pack scored in the 22nd position in the running order.
– By Lap-35, Anderson would advance into the 21st a position he would remain for the next 12-Laps.
– Anderson would make a move on Lap-48 advancing in front another car to work his way into 20th spot.
– When the Green-White-Checkered flag waved two-laps later signally the end of Stage-2 Anderson would be credited with finishing in the 20th position.
– Under the stage break, Anderson would come to pit road for his last full-service pit stop of the day. Receiving four fresh Goodyear Tires, and a tank full of Sunoco fuel the No. 31 returned to the track in the 20th position for the Lap-54 restart.
– Getting a good jump on the restart Anderson would move up to the 17th position on Lap-56.
– The low line would lose its run-on Lap-59 as the outside would gain the momentum and Anderson would fall back to 20th.
– A lap later low line would gain ground and Anderson would move back up to 17th.
– As the lead pack would continue to make moves Anderson would muscle his way on the low line to 13th on Lap-65.
– Two-Laps later the No. 31 would fall back to 15th.
– As the leaders would begin to make green-flag pit stops for fuel on Lap-67 allowing Anderson to get shuffled up in the running order.
– By Lap-68 Anderson would move up to the 12th spot.
– Lap-71 would see the Bommartio Automotive Group Chevrolet duck to pit-lane for a fuel only stop.
– Returning to the racetrack on Lap-72 Anderson would be scored in the 28th position as the green-flag pit cycle would continue.
– Lap-74 would see the fourth caution wave as the No. 15 would stop in the middle of pit road.
– Having just pitted Anderson would remain on the track as others would head to pit lane.
– Running in the 25th spot at the time of the caution Anderson would restart in 16th on Lap-79.
– With less than 25-Laps remaining the lead pack would begin to mix things up a bit more jogging for position as it was time to make their way to the front.
– Anderson would gain a position to 15th on Lap-81.
– A lap later the lower line would move ahead allowing Anderson to move up into the 10th position.
– Continuing to advance Anderson would be up to 8th on Lap-83.
– Not stopping there, the No. 31 would move into 7th on Lap-84, and would remain there for two-laps before slipping back into 8th again.
– Getting shuffled to the middle of the track by himself Anderson would lose the draft, and get pushed back to the 18th position on Lap-88.
– Lap-89 would see the first “big one” of the day bringing out the caution for the fifth time and eventually the red flag as the No. 10 would turn the No. 02 into the No. 9 would hit the outside wall hard and bounce back across the track collecting the No. 2 and a host of others.
– Running in the 18th position at the time of the accident Anderson would be able to navigate his way thru the spinning and crashing cars safely.
– Remaining on track Anderson would restart in the 10th position on Lap-93.
– The low line would gain lots of speed allowing Anderson to move into the 9th position by Lap-94.
– Continuing to move forward the No. 31 would work its way up 8th two laps later.
– Followed by 7th on Lap-98.
– On Lap-99, the low line would continue to have a big run allowing Anderson to advance all the way up to 4th.
– Lap-100 would see the No. 68 pushed to the lead from help from Anderson in the low line.
– Lap-101 would see Anderson get shuffled back to 4th in the running order as the battle for the second would go three-wide with the No. 7, & No. 18.
– A lap later the sixth caution of the day would be displayed on Lap-102 when the No. 02 being pushed by the No. 54 would get turned around into the No. 20 who would then make a hard left into the No. 31 of Anderson. Bouncing off the door of the No. 31, Anderson would keep his Chevrolet Camaro SS straight, and keep driving forward. Eight additional cars would be collected in the accident as cars would spin down the Talladega banking.
– Running in the 5th position at the time of the caution flag, and all tires inflated and rolling Anderson would remain on track.
– On Lap-107 NASCAR would determine that weather conditions would be deemed too dark to continue, and would call it an official race throwing the checkered-flag.
– At the completion Anderson would be scored in the 5th position earning his best career NXS finish, and JAR its sixth Top-10 finish of the year.
Sparks 300 Recap:
– When NASCAR declared the Sparks 300 Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway official with six laps remaining due to darkness, #68-Brandon Brown was ahead of the field. Brown gave his family-ran Brandonbilt Motorsports team its first victory.
– NASCAR had to go back to the last scoring line the field crossed when a caution flew on lap 103 to determine the finishing order. Brown was narrowly ahead of #19-Brandon Jones and #7-Justin Allgaier in a three-wide battle, awarding him the victory.
– #18-Daniel Hemric and #31-Jordan Anderson rounded out the top five. Daytona winner #11-Justin Haley placed sixth, while #10-Jeb Burton, #22-Austin Cindric, #1-Josh Berry and #07-Joe Graf Jr. made up the rest of the top 10.
– Making his first start of the season for Joe Gibbs Racing, #54-John Hunter Nemechek won the opening stage. Rookie driver #23-Blaine Perkins won the second stage for Our Motorsports.
– There were 33 lead changes among 17 drivers and five cautions for 21 yellow flag laps.
– The average speed of the race was: 128.486 mph.
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NASCAR Xfinity Series Owners Point Standings:
After 28 events and the 18th race JAR has been eligible for, JAR continues to hold the 27th position in the NXS Owner Point Standings after Anderson’s 5th place finish on Saturday.
IndyCar Veteran Sage Karam will make his third start behind the wheel the Jordan Anderson Racing No. 31 Chevrolet Camaro SS when the NASCAR Xfinity Series continues at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval; Saturday, October 9, 2021 for the Drive for the Cure 250. LIVE coverage will be on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Performance Racing Network (PRN), and SiriusXM Channel 90 at 3:30 P.M. EST.