Arrest warrant out for Truck Series driver Anderson

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Arrest warrant out for Truck Series driver Anderson


Arrest warrant out for Truck Series driver Anderson


There is an outstanding warrant out for Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

According to the Rowan County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s office, an investigation began on Sept. 7 with deputies looking into larceny of a race truck from 804 Performance Rd. in Rowan County. ESPN reports the victim is listed as Truck owner Mike Harmon, for whom Anderson once drove.

The truck, which was damaged in race that took place at Texas, was found at the repair shop of Robert Newling.  However, Newling sold the truck to Anderson even though it did not belong to him, and investigators were able to determine that Anderson had reason to believe it was stolen.

When investigators attempted to get the truck back from Anderson, he refused. Anderson retained legal counsel and was to have turned himself in on Sept. 20, but Anderson has not yet done so.

Newling was arrested and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.

The 27-year-old Anderson owns his race team and has become popular with race fans for his underdog spirit. Anderson has competed in 17 of this season’s 18 Truck Series events with one top-10 finish, and 74 career starts overall. He also has 13 starts in the Xfinity Series.

“We are aware of a law enforcement matter involving a NASCAR member, and continue to gather facts,” NASCAR said in a statement. “We will remain in contact with the authorities as their process continues.”