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Jordan Anderson burned in fiery crash in Talladega Truck race

Kyle Larson is proud of the effort of the No. 5 team after shaking off some difficulties on pit road and driving through the field to finish ninth at Texas, but admits the weather delay really hurt.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson suffered second-degree burns in a fiery crash during Saturday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Anderson’s car caught fire in the middle of a pack of drafting trucks. Flames burst from three areas around the truck as Anderson tried to slow the vehicle and move onto the track apron. The truck hit the inside wall. Anderson climbed from the vehicle in a cloud of smoke as it came to a stop.

Anderson, 31 and a resident of Forest Acres, S.C., was transported to the infield medical center before being airlifted to a Birmingham hospital.

Later, Anderson tweeted that he had second-degree burns on his face, neck, arms, hands and right knee. “Thankful it wasn’t worse,” he tweeted.

Anderson tweeted that he expected to be released from the hospital Saturday night and that doctors said he should be “healing up within a few weeks.”

Anderson is a part-time driver in the Truck Series. He has a top finish of 14th this season.