Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Jordan Anderson Gives Update on His Condition

Jordan Anderson Gives Update on His Condition

“scariest moment of my racing career”

Jordan Anderson - “scariest moment of my racing career” #NASCAR

 

Jordan Anderson gave another update on Monday on his condition after he sustained second-degree burns in a fiery crash during Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

 





Anderson is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 3 Chevrolet Silverado for his team Jordan Anderson Racing.

 

Anderson, who is also a team owner, was making his fifth series start of the year and had been doing well before flames suddenly began bellowing out from underneath his Chevrolet on the 19th lap of the 94-lap race.

 

Jordan Anderson skids around the track momentarily before sliding down and hitting the retainer wall.

 

The vehicle then skidded around the track momentarily before sliding down and hitting the retainer wall in a ball of smoke, somehow missing the other drivers in the race.

 

The 31-year-old described it as the “scariest moment of my racing career.”

 

Anderson was seen jumping out of the window shortly before the truck came to a stop and was tended to quickly by stewards.

 

Jordan Anderson airlifted from Talladega with burns.  #NASCAR

 

Get better soon Racer.

 

 

source: NASCAR Media

Monday, October 3, 2022

NASCAR & ARCA Race Weekend Recap

NASCAR & ARCA Race Weekend Recap (Talladega , All American, Salem Speedway

Winners: Chase Elliott (Cup); AJ Allmendinger (Xfinity); Matt DiBenedetto (Trucks) Sammy Smith (ARCA Menard) plus Cole Moore (ARCA West)

 

 

NASCAR Cup

Chase Elliott’s win at Talladega & Advances to Round of 8

Chase Elliott’s win at Talladega & Advances to Round of 8

 

Always the unquestionable fan favorite at NASCAR’s  famed Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Georgia-native Chase Elliott made a last-lap pass to claim the NASCAR Cup Series YellaWood 500 victory Sunday afternoon — having to better one of his best friends, Ryan Blaney, to earn the first automatic bid into the next round of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.

 

With two laps to go, Elliott pulled his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the bottom lane to the top lane and got a huge push from behind by Petty GMS Racing driver Erik Jones — the momentum enough to edge fellow playoff competitor Blaney by a slight 0.046 seconds at the line and give him a chance to hoist his series-best fifth trophy of the season; 18th of his seven-year NASCAR Cup Series career.

 

“Moments like that, you have to really cherish and you guys are what makes this special to me,” Elliott, 26, told the cheering fans. “So, thank you sincerely, I really appreciate it.”

“It was a wild last couple laps. I wasn’t super crazy about being on the bottom and fortunately I got just clear enough off of [Turn] 2 to slide up in front of Erik [Jones] and he gave me some great shoves, obviously a Team Chevy partner there. Just had a good enough run to get out front and then was able to stay far enough in front of Ryan [Blaney] at the line to get it done.

“These things are so so hard to win, you gotta enjoy them and just appreciate everyone’s effort today.”

 





Pole: Christopher Bell

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Next Race: The Cup Series will return on 10/09/2022 for the the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. 

 

 

NASCAR Xfinity

AJ Allmendinger Wins Playoff Race in Photo Finish

AJ Allmendinger Wins Playoff Race in Photo Finish

 

Three times A.J. Allmendinger has led the white flag lap on a superspeedway track and not been able to lead that next lap to earn the big trophy.

 

On Saturday, the veteran waited and pulled ahead of the field in the final feet coming to the Sparks 300 checkered flag at Talladega Superspeedway and edged 19-year old Sam Mayer by .015 seconds – about three feet — in a photo finish to earn his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win at NASCAR’s biggest track.

 

“Let’s go,” an absolutely elated Allmendinger screamed into the grandstands after climbing out of his car and accepting the checkered flag at the iconic track.


“Gosh, we’ve been so close to winning one (superspeedway race) and I feel like I keep giving them away,” Allmendinger said. “Thought I might have given it away. I’m still learning, trying to know what too big of a lead is. But honestly, all credit to (Kaulig teammate) Landon Cassill.


“He kept shoving me. He stuck with me. That’s what is great about Kaulig Racing. When you have teammates like Landon and Daniel (Hemric) that you know wherever you go, they’ll go with you. So thank you Landon.


“Man, I just wanted to win a superspeedway and finally got it,” added a grinning Allmendinger, who now claims 14 career Xfinity Series victories.




Pole: Austin Hill

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Next Race: The Xfinity Series will return on 10/08/2022 for the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway Road Course. 

 

 

NASCAR Trucks

Matt DiBenedetto scores first Truck Series win at Talladega

Matt DiBenedetto scores first Truck Series win at Talladega

 

It took a lot of last lap gumption on the Talladega Superspeedway high banks and an official “race finish review” afterward, but longtime competitor Matt DiBenedetto earned his first NASCAR national series race victory in Saturday’s Chevy Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race.

 

Because the race ended under caution, NASCAR officials reviewed video to determine who was leading when an accident froze the field coming to the checkered flag. Ultimately, it marked the first and only lap the former NASCAR Cup Series driver DiBenedetto had ever led in the truck series – and it delivered his first trophy.

 

It marked the fifth consecutive Talladega truck race that the winner led only the last lap.

 

“Oh man, it’s been such a long time coming,” said DiBenedetto, who recently renewed his contract with the No. 25 Rackley WAR Chevrolet team. “I’m so thankful.

“It just seems so surreal,” DiBenedetto added before offering good wishes to fellow driver Jordan Anderson, who was transported to the hospital after an accident on Lap 19.


“I think my heart rate was higher waiting for that than [taking] the white flag.”




Pole: John H. Nemechek

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Next Race: The Truck Series will return on 10/22/2022 for the Baptist Health Cancer Care 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. 

 

 

ARCA Menard

Sammy Smith Leads Them All for Dominant Victory

Sammy Smith Leads Them All for Dominant Victory

 

Dominant performances have become the norm for Sammy Smith in 2022. 

 

The status quo remained in place during the Herr’s Snacks 200 at Salem Speedway on Saturday afternoon, as Smith led every lap to claim his eighth victory between the ARCA Menards Series and ARCA Menards Series East this season. 

 

Despite having never seen Salem prior to the weekend, Smith never once doubted that his car would be the strongest yet again once the green flag waved.

 

 “[It all comes down to] preparation,” Smith said. “[Salem] is pretty close to Winchester [Speedway] as well, but it was a good day overall and I’m glad we were able to win.” 





Pole: Sammy Smith

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Next Race: The ARCA Series will return on 10/08/2022 for the Shore Lunch 200 at Toledo Speedway for their season finale. 

 

 

ARCA -West

Cole Moore Wins His First West Series Race

Cole Moore Wins His First West Series Race

 

Cole Moore surely wishes his first ARCA Menards Series West win would have come at some point within his first 17 starts over the last two years. He had come so close to Victory Lane on so many occasions.

 

But it’s also hard to imagine a more perfect time and place for that first victory than the NAPA Auto Parts 150 presented by Berco Redwood on Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville California.

 

Moore, the 25-year-old who grew up in Granite Bay, California, just a short drive from the third-mile bullring of an oval, notched his first West Series victory with a convincing performance at his home track. And he did so with his father John Moore in the field as a competitor.

 

“That was a tough one,” Cole said of the closing laps. “I had Jake [Drew] right there with me at the end. Those top restarts, it was risky. I knew he could send it in and hit me, but he drove me clean. We had a great car. Shoutout to Bill McAnally Racing. First win of the year for me; first of my career. I’m so happy.”




Pole: Jake Drew

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Next Race: The ARCA Series West will return on 10/14/2022 for the Star Nursery 150 at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor.

 

source: NASCAR Media

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Atlanta Motor Speedway Helps Ian Evacuees

Atlanta Motor Speedway Helps Ian Evacuees

Ready to Step Up in a Time of Need

Atlanta Motor Speedway has opened its campgrounds to evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Ian.

 

The speedway, which routinely hosts thousands of guests in its campgrounds during NASCAR race weekends, will provide camping space free of charge for dry RV and tent campers in its First Turn Campground. A limited number of camping spaces with water, power and sewer will also be available to evacuees for a nominal fee of $20 per night in the Club One camping area.

 

“We’re always ready to step up in a time of need, so as Ian has developed we’ve been in contact with local emergency management officials to determine how we can help,” said AMS Executive Vice President Brandon Hutchison.  “Our facility is equipped to host a large number of people fleeing the storm, so opening our doors to evacuees is an easy decision to make. That said, we encourage anyone who chooses to stay with us to continue to monitor the storm’s movement and have a plan ready should Ian’s path shift towards the speedway.”

 

Atlanta Motor Speedway has made a habit of utilizing its events space to help people in need.

 

During Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Speedway hosted more than 100 campers; in 2018 and 2019 dozens more stayed in the Speedway's camping areas during Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Dorian. In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, the speedway helped provide food to thousands of families during drive-thru food drives. In 2021, the speedway’s property was used to administer thousands of vaccinations utilizing a drive-thru setup.

 

Those interested in dry camping in the free First Turn Campground at Atlanta Motor Speedway should enter the facility at Entrance "L". Whether approaching from GA Highway 19/41 or 1-75 and GA Highway 20, Entrance “L” will be accessed from Speedway Blvd. Upon entry the First Turn Campground will be on the right.

 

Anyone looking to secure Club One camping should call the AMS ticket office at 770-946-4211 to reserve a space. The Club One camping area is located behind the Johnson Grandstands outside the track. Campers seeking full hookups arriving via GA Highway 19/41 should turn onto Speedway Blvd. and then enter the property at Entrance “L”. Take the first right and then the next left to arrive at the Club One camping area. From I-75 and GA Highway 20, campers should see signs to AMS and follow Lower Woolsey road to Speedway Blvd. Make a right into Speedway property using Entrance “L”. Take the first right and then the next left to arrive at the Club One camping area.

 





Click here for a detailed map.

 

For on-site assistance or directions, visit the ticket office/gift store building. For more information, contact Atlanta Motor Speedway at (770) 946-4211.