NASCAR driver suffers second-degree burns in fiery crash

A NASCAR diver who suffered second-degree burns in a fiery crash had to be airlifted to hospital. Jordan Anderson, 31, was competing in the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Saturday when his truck spun across the track and caught fire. The driver was fourth in the Truck Series race when he suddenly crashed - as flames started to appear underneath his Chevrolet.

His truck continued to spin towards a wall and then crashed with Jordan managing to jump out the motor just before it hit the wall. He was seen rushing desperately to the top of the wall to try and escape the flames.

Man, 21, shoots his friend dead by mistake after 'quick draw' gun competitionHis truck then continued to spin and slide towards a wall when it crashedHis truck then continued to spin and slide towards a wall when it crashed (Getty Images)

Jordan suffered second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm and both his knees following the scary incident. The driver was taken to the infield care centre but required specialist treatment and was flown by helicopter to a Birmingham hospital.

Fortunately, doctors said Jordan should heal up within a few weeks following his nasty injuries. He took to social media to reveal he was due to be released from hospital soon.

He managed to jump midway before his car crashed into the wallHe managed to jump midway before his car crashed into the wall (Getty Images)

Jordan posted: "Scariest moment of my racing career by far. Doctors say everything should be healing up within a few weeks."

The race was stopped due to the crash but later resumed when Matt DiBenedetto was crowned winner of the Truck Series. NASCAR officials were forced to make the winner wait for the decision as they had to review the finishing order following the crash.

Jordan called it the 'scariest moment of my racing career'Jordan called it the 'scariest moment of my racing career' (Getty Images)

Matt had to nervously sit inside his truck alongside Bret Holmes, from Alabama, awaiting the outcome. The pair sat side-by-side awaiting NASCAR's decision as they mulled over the decision.

The drama of the race saw extra-time and several different lead stops as the racers rushed to the finishing line for the two-lap shootout finish.

Jordan suffered second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm and both his knees following the scary incidentJordan suffered second-degree burns across his neck, face, right arm and both his knees following the scary incident (Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

As the fiery crash happened during the middle of the race, NASCAR had to review the finish. Bret was coming up the outside lane and was looking to be the first driver to cross the finishing line by a matter of inches over Matt. But NASCAR decided to go back to who was leading when the caution flag was waved and the race was stopped.

For Matt it was his first national series win after he lost his Cup seat and alliance with Team Penske last season after the journeyman was confined to the Truck Series. He had only led by one lap during the race, which happened to be the most important one - the last. It was also the first lap he had led in over 21 Truck Series races.

Bret came second and was followed by previous series champion Ben Rhodes, Ryan Preece and Chase Purdy.