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Jordan Anderson asks fans for help to build new truck after Atlanta crash

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Jordan Anderson needs the help of NASCAR fans.

Last Saturday, Anderson’s No. 12 Chevrolet was involved in a two-truck crash on Lap 102 of the Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Anderson’s truck, owned by Rick Ware, was badly damaged after taking a trip through the frontstretch grass and was eliminated from the race.

Now Anderson, 26, is seeking to build another truck to continue with his season. He has relaunched his website sponsorjordan.com in order to raise funds. Anderson used the website during the 2016 season.

On the website, fans can help Anderson out by donating at specific monetary levels and receiving special gifts in exchange.

Similar to the websites Patreon and Kickstarter, the levels range from “Green Flag” ($20) to “Premier” ($5,000).

“Having grown up as a middle-class kid in Columbia, S.C., and wanting to one day become a NASCAR driver, I’ve had to work and fight for every opportunity that has come my way,” Anderson said on the website. “The whole reason I have been able to move from Go-Karts, to Dirt Late Models, to Daytona – has been because of their belief in me and what it is I am trying to do in a sport that I love so much. Your support means the world to this underdog; I’m looking forward to having you join the team.”

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NASCAR America: NASCAR’s stars hit the track for the ‘Little 600’ (video)

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Like more than three dozen of his NASCAR Cup counterparts, Joey Logano is gearing up for the longest race of the year, Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To warm up, Logano, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. and other NASCAR drivers headed to the GoPro Motorplex in North Carolina for the “Little 600.”

Check out how they fared in the above video that was on Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America.

 

Coca-Cola 600 starting lineup

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CONCORD, N.C. — Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, marking the second consecutive race at Charlotte Motor Speedway he has led the field to the green flag.

Harvick, a two-time Coke 600 winner, earned the top starting spot Thursday night with a lap of 193.424 mph in his Ford. He’ll be joined on the front row by Kyle Busch, who won last weekend’s All-Star Race.

Chase Elliott starts third and is followed by Matt Kenseth and rookie Erik Jones.

Points leader Kyle Larson will start 39th in the 40-car field after not making a qualifying attempt. He hit the wall in practice and then his team couldn’t get through qualifying inspection until one minute remained in the opening round of the session. The team was unable to get Larson out of the garage in time to make an attempt.

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Slugger Labbe: How do crew chiefs prepare for grueling Coca-Cola 600? (video)

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Veteran crew chief Slugger Labbe stopped by the NASCAR America studio in Charlotte on Thursday.

Labbe gave his perspective on how NASCAR Cup crew chiefs will prepare for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. While the race length will be the same as it has been for decades, one significant change will have crew chiefs developing strategy that they’ve never had to deal with in the 600, namely, four different race stages.

Labbe also gave his take on the positives and negatives of the Laser Inspection Station for both pre- and post-race inspections.

Check out the above video.

NASCAR: Remembering Martin Truex Jr.’s dominating 2016 Coca-Cola 600 win

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In one of the most dominating performances in NASCAR history, Martin Truex Jr. turned last year’s Coca-Cola 600 into a runaway one-man show, leading the field for 392 of 400 laps.

Thursday’s edition of NASCAR America took a look back at Truex’s record-setting win.

Check out the video above.