Lucas Oil Speedway supports "grassroots" racer Anderson at NASCAR Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway
Wheatland, Missouri (May 10, 2018) - Lucas Oil Speedway fans will have a connection to Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series 37 Kind Days 250 at Kansas Speedway.
The Lucas Oil Speedway logo will be displayed on the deck lid and both doors of Jordan Anderson's No. 3 truck. Anderson, a 27-year-old from Forest Acres, S.C., also is sponsored by Bommarito Automotive Group from Ellisville, Missouri.
"We just want to show some support for a true grassroots racer like Jordan and help bring some exposure to the speedway," said Lucas Oil Speedway General Manager Dan Robinson. "We're happy to support Jordan this weekend and wish him the best."
Anderson is 16th overall in NASCAR Truck Series points through five races in 2018 after a 16th-place finish last weekend in the JEGS 200 at Dover International Speedway. He posted a career-best eighth-place finish in the season-opening Nextera Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International speedway.
"The Lucas family does a lot for racing and the sport in general and they've been with me since 2016," Anderson said Thursday after arriving at Kansas Speedway. "I know the involvement that the Lucas family has done with the racetrack (in Wheatland) and so much of what we do as a team, it's all about grassroots racing.
"When Dan first called me and to be able to partner up with him and Lucas Oil Speedway, it means so much. Just having the opportunity to represent all the grassroots, short-track racers out here in NASCAR country at Kansas this weekend is pretty awesome.
"This area of the country is kind of like a second home to us. Ever since 2016, the same season Lucas Oil got involved, we got a relationship going with the Bommarito Automotive group out of St. Louis. There are a lot of fans out here in the Midwest that support us and follow our journey. It's special seeing everybody that follows us on Twitter and Facebook who keep up with us."
As the owner-driver of his team, Anderson told NASCAR.com earlier this year that he is hands-on in nearly every aspect of the team's operations, including driving the team's transporter to and from races. He said that's simply a part of his dirt-track roots that he grew up on.
"So many of the adventures and stories and things that we've been able to do have come from being on the road," Anderson told NASCAR.com. "The average person may say, 'That's crazy. I wouldn't want to do that,' but we love it and there's times where it gets long, but we all have a good time and make the most of it.
"I think that's been our story. The local Late Model racer that does all he can to get to the track every week or the guy who races dirt Late Models - those are the real racers and fans that our sport's built on, and I think those guys can relate to what we're doing."
Tickets for the 37 Kinds Days 250 can be purchased online or in person at the speedway box office. Call 1-866-460-7223. for more information.
Practice sessions for the 37 Kinds Days 250 are set for 8:35-9:25 a.m. and 10:35-11:25 a.m. Friday with qualifying at 4:05 p.m. The race, set for 7:30 p.m., will be televised on FS1.
Big Adventure RV Weekly Series in action Saturday: Racing at Lucas Oil Speedway resumes on Saturday with the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series. The Pitts Homes USRA Modified division will be featured, running a special 25-lap, $1,000-to-win main event. The Warsaw Auto Marine & RV ULMA Late Models, Big O Tires Street Stocks and the Ozark Golf Cars USRA B-Mods also will be in action.
NMI/VMG Marketing Group and Wild Animal Safari team up to present the Big Adventure RV Weekly Racing Series. All Mothers will be admitted FREE, courtesy of NMI/VMG Marketing Group.
Gates on Saturday will open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 and opening ceremonies at 7.
(All Mothers are FREE)
Adults (16 and over) $12
Seniors (62 and over/Military) $9
Youth (ages 6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family pass $25
Pit pass $30
For ticket information for any event in 2018 at Lucas Oil Speedway - including the 26th annual Show-Me 100 Presented by ProtecttheHarvest.com, contact Admissions Director Nichole McMillan at (417) 282-5984 or via email at Nichole@lucasoilspeedway.com. Tickets also can be purchased online for any event during the 2018 season.
Complete Lucas Oil Speedway event information, archived stories, ticket information and 2018 schedule can be found by visiting LucasOilSpeedway.com. Fans also can purchase general admission tickets for any 2018 event on the web.
Lucas Oil Speedway is located at Highways 83 and 54 in Wheatland, Missouri. A campground with shower and bathroom facilities is also available. With its entrance located just outside the pit gate this sprawling scenic camping facility will continue to enhance the racing experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.
Click LucasOilSpeedway.com for more information and detailed directions to the speedway or call the Track Hotline at (417) 282-5984.