UPDATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET —
On Saturday night, Jordan Anderson posted a statement to social media about his condition, saying he sustained second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm, hands, and both knees, and will be cleared to go home tonight.
— Jordan Anderson (@j66anderson) October 1, 2022
UPDATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET —
Per a report from NBC Sports’ Marty Snider, Jordan Anderson is being treated at a local Birmingham hospital for, “minor burns to his arms, neck and knees,” Snider says that Anderson could be released from the hospital on Saturday night.
ORIGINAL STORY: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 1:44 PM ET —
Jordan Anderson the driver and owner of the No. 3 Jordan Anderson Racing Bommarito Autosport team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been airlifted to a local hospital in Birmingham, Alabama after a very frightening incident at Talladega Superspeedway.
According to Jamie Little of FS1, Anderson was initially treated at the infield care center, where he had burns and was complaining of a lot of pain.
An update on Jordan Anderson after his crash at Talladega Superspeedway. He is being airlifted to the hospital in Birmingham. pic.twitter.com/ECzr3XejgE
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) October 1, 2022
TobyChristie.com will update this story when any word of Anderson’s health condition becomes available.
On lap 19 of the Chevy Silverado 250, Anderson’s truck appeared to suffer a motor issue, while running inside the top-10. Immediately, Anderson’s truck burst into flames, and on the FS1 broadcast, it appeared that flames had reached the inside of the cockpit.
As Anderson’s truck veered to the inside of the track on the backstretch, he climbed on the window of the truck to get out. As Anderson had sat on the window of the truck, which was still in motion, the truck collided with the inside SAFER barrier.
Anderson, who was sitting on the window of the truck, was launched onto the SAFER barrier in a seated position. The 31-year-old stood up and began an attempt to jump from the wall to the track.
As Anderson jumped from the wall, he collapsed on the track and was met by the AMR medical team.
After being tended to for several minutes, Anderson was loaded into the ambulance on a stretcher and taken to the infield care center at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.
According to NASCAR, Anderson was awake and alert following the accident.
A native of South Carolina, Anderson has competed in a total of 137 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races throughout his career and he has a career-best finish of second, which he has achieved twice, each coming at Daytona International Speedway.
Anderson has also made 19 starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a best finish of fifth coming last fall at Talladega Superspeedway, the site of his crash on Saturday.