Jordan Anderson announced Wednesday he will compete full-time in the Camping World Truck Series for himself.
Anderson will drive the No. 3 for Jordan Anderson Racing. He will receive support from Niece Motorsports and will run a spec engine.
On SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “Tradin’ Paint,” Anderson said he originally thought about driving the No. 7 to honor the late Alan Kulwicki.
While the No. 3 is synonymous with seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, Anderson was inspired to race the number based on Junior Johnson’s history with it.
Anderson has four trucks and will drive a Toyota at restrictor-plate races and a Chevrolet at intermediate and short tracks. He also acquired a Ford truck from the now defunct Brad Keselowski Racing.
“The deal with manufacturers for us just came down to dollars and cents,” Anderson said. “Before this year I wouldn’t have made the moves in acquiring those trucks because it would have made no sense to have one Toyota motor, one Ford motor and a Chevrolet motor. But now with this Ilmor (spec) motor, you can run this motor in the truck you race and it doesn’t have to be manufacturer specific.”
Last year, Anderson competed the entire season with one truck. He crowdfunded support from fans in order to compete after his Truck was wrecked in the second race of the year at Atlanta.
Anderson’s sponsors will include Lucas Oil, Bommarito Automotive Group, LTi Printing, Jacob Companies and Knight Fire.
The 26-year-old driver has 57 starts in the Truck Series since 2014. Last season he started 20 of 23 races.
His career-best finish is 11th at Gateway Motorsports Park in 2016.