NASCAR driver airlifted to hospital after trying to climb out of burning car

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NASCAR driver Jordan Anderson was airlifted to a hospital with burns he suffered while trying to escape his engulfed vehicle at Talladega.

The no. 3 car burst into flames as he entered the first turn of the 19th lap in a scheduled 94-lap race.

Jordan Anderson, driver of the No.  3 Dometic Outdoor Chevrolet, spins after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway Oct.  1, 2022, in Talladega, Ala.

Jordan Anderson, driver of the No. 3 Dometic Outdoor Chevrolet, spins after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chevy Silverado 250 at Talladega Superspeedway Oct. 1, 2022, in Talladega, Ala.
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Anderson attempted to leave the vehicle through the driver’s window. He was able to exit the vehicle, but not before it came to a rest after crashing into a barrier.

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He quickly walked on the tire barrier and went behind his car, where he was tended to by medical staff.

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Reports say he suffered minor burns on his arms, neck and knees, but he could be released from the hospital later Saturday.

Jordan Anderson, driver of the No.  3 EasyCare/Bommarito.com Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fr8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 19, 2022, in Hampton, Ga.

Jordan Anderson, driver of the No. 3 EasyCare/Bommarito.com Chevrolet, drives during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Fr8 208 at Atlanta Motor Speedway March 19, 2022, in Hampton, Ga.
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Saturday’s Truck Series race was Anderson’s fifth start of the year.

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