MOORESVILLE, N.C. — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standout Jordan Anderson will make his first NASCAR XFINITY Series start of the season at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course with Obaika Racing on Saturday.
Anderson, a 24-year-old, Forest Acres, S.C. native, has made 29 starts in the Camping World Truck Series, including 10 appearances this season. He recorded his career-best finish (11th) at Gateway Motorsports Park in June.
Saturday’s Mid-Ohio 200 will mark Anderson’s second start in the XFINITY Series and his first with Obaika Racing. During his debut, which came with Mike Harmon Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway last season, he finished 36th in a start-and-park effort.
Anderson had made one previous road course start in the NASCAR national series — the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 250 for the Truck Series at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He finished 16th in that event.
On Saturday, he will be piloting the No. 97 VroomBrands Chevrolet.
Before making his way to the national series ranks, Anderson began his career at the grassroots level of racing, competing in Legends Cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway alongside fellow graduates David Ragan, Daniel Hemric and recent NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner Chris Buescher. Anderson won the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series Pro division championship twice, scoring back-to-back titles in 2007 and 2008.
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