Jordan Anderson had to be airlifted to the hospital after he suffered second-degree burns in a crash during the Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 31-old-driver was in the fourth position when his truck spun across the track and erupted in flames. As a result, he suffered burns across his neck, face, arm, hands and knees.
As he was losing control of the car and crashing into the inside wall, Anderson tried to make an exit through the window. However, he could not do so in time and hit the wall. Fortunately, the impact was not too big and he could manage to escape his burning car.
— Thomas Schlarp (@TSchlarp) October 1, 2022
He was first taken to the infield care centre and then flown by helicopter to a Birmingham hospital. After the treatment, the driver revealed that he will be healed in a couple of weeks.
“Scariest moment of my racing career by far. Doctors say everything should be healing up within a few weeks.”
— Jordan Anderson (@j66anderson) October 1, 2022
It was Anderson’s fifth start in the 2022 Camping World Truck Series. Besides racing in the Truck Series, he is also a team owner of the Jordan Anderson Racing, in the Xfinity Series, which fields Myatt Snider.