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A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NASCAR Truck regular and occasional Xfinity driver Jordan Anderson.
A statement released on Thursday by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina said a warrant had been issued for Anderson for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Authorities said the vehicle in question is a racing truck used in NASCAR competition that was involved in an accident in last November’s Truck race at Texas.
The department started an investigation on September 7 into the truck’s sale.
Anderson is alleged to have purchased the truck from Robert Newling, who had made repairs to it. Newling was arrested on charges of larceny of a motor vehicle. His next court date is November 21.
“Robert Newling then took it upon himself to sell the race truck, that did not belong to him, and sold it to Jordan Anderson,” the release said.
“During the course of this investigation, investigators were able to determine that Mr Anderson had reason to believe the truck he purchased from Mr Newling was stolen.
“Investigators attempted to get the race truck back from Mr Anderson, but Mr Anderson refused to surrender the race truck. Mr Anderson was made aware of an outstanding warrant and has obtained legal counsel.
“Mr Anderson’s attorney, Daren Jordan of Salisbury, NC, contacted Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and stated that Mr Anderson would turn himself in on 9/20/18. As of this date, Jordan Anderson has yet to turn himself in.”
NASCAR issued a statement in response to the incident.
“We are aware of a law enforcement matter involving a NASCAR member, and continue to gather facts. We will remain in contact with the authorities as their process continues.”
Anderson, 27, has made 74 career starts in the Truck category and 13 in NASCAR’s second-tier Xfinity series.
He is currently 16th in the Truck standings, having switched from the Toyota Tundra he campaigned in the opening two rounds of the season to a Chevrolet Silverado from round three at Las Vegas.
Anderson has so far issued no comment.