NASCAR owner-driver Jordan Anderson today announced he will expand his team’s operations to compete full-time in the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series and race for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year title. The native of Forest Acres, S.C., has competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the past three seasons.
The team will operate under the Chevrolet banner with cars acquired from Richard Childress Racing powered by ECR engines. Artie Haire, who joined Anderson’s operation in 2020, will serve as crew chief.
Anderson’s team is backed by the Bommarito Automotive Group, which also sponsors the annual NTT INDYCAR SERIES event at World Wide Technology Raceway near St. Louis, Missouri. The Bommarito Automotive Group returns for the sixth consecutive year as Anderson’s primary marketing partner. Other partners will be announced at a later date.
Although he hails from South Carolina, Anderson endeared himself to WWTR, then known as Gateway Motorsports Park, when his hauler broke down in the St. Louis area five years ago. He asked if he could park his rig at the track until replacement parts arrived. It was during this period that Bommarito offered its initial assistance and Anderson more or less became an honorary St. Louisan.
“It is absolutely amazing to see the doors God has opened for,” said Anderson. “The journey continues as we expand our organization to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year.
“Our team has been incredibly blessed to have an amazing support group behind us that believes in what we are trying to build and develop for the future. Everyone within our organization has worked tirelessly to put the pieces together. I have faith that effort will show when we compete at Daytona, and beyond. I am thankful for sponsor John Bommarito and the entire Bommarito Automotive Group family for their vision in making this new chapter possible, along with each of our team partners, and everyone at RCR and Chevrolet for their help in assisting us to assemble a solid foundation.”
“At the Bommarito Automotive Group, we firmly believe in the power of teamwork and the unstoppable force it creates,” said company President John Bommarito. “We have an amazing group of strategic corporate partners joining us as we bring this vision to life and put a fast Chevrolet on the race track.”
Anderson will make his Xfinity Series debut at Daytona International Speedway on February 13. In addition to the full Xfinity Series schedule, Jordan Anderson Racing continue to its No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with leadership from Bruce Cook. Anderson will compete in the Truck Series’ season-opener at Daytona. Other drivers will be announced at a later date.