TALLADEGA, Ala. –NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson suffered second-degree burns to his neck, face, right arm and both knees as he desperately jumped from his burning vehicle Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway.

The 31-year-old journeyman was running fourth in the Truck Series race on Saturday when his truck spun across the track and flames began to shoot out from under the Chevrolet. The truck continued to spin and slide toward an inside wall and Anderson appeared to be halfway out the window when it came to rest flush with the wall.

Anderson climbed to the top of the wall and backed away from the flames. He was first seen in the field care center and then airlifted to a hospital in Birmingham.

It was the fifth start of the season for Anderson, who posted on social media that he expected to be discharged from hospital later on Saturday.

“Scariest moment of my racing career by far,” Anderson wrote. “Doctors say everything should heal in a few weeks.”


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