A warrant is out for the arrest of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson.
Anderson is accused of knowingly possessing stolen property and was supposed to turn himself in on Sept. 20. The Rowan County (North Carolina) Sheriff’s Department says he hasn’t done so.
A Camping World Truck Series truck, owned by fellow NASCAR driver Mike Harmon, according to authorities, was taken to Robert Newling so that Newling could fix damage to it. Newling then allegedly sold the truck to Anderson.
Newling has been charged with larceny of a stolen vehicle.
“During the course of this investigation, (detectives) were able to determine that Mr. Anderson had reason to believe the truck he purchased from Mr. Newling was stolen,” the release said. “Investigators attempted to get the race truck back … but Mr. Anderson refused to surrender the race truck. Mr. Anderson was made aware of an outstanding warrant.”
NASCAR said in a statement to NBC that it was aware of the situation. The Truck Series last raced two weeks ago at Las Vegas and doesn’t race again until Oct. 13 at Talladega.
Anderson, 27, has competed in the Truck Series since 2014. He has one top-10 finish in 74 races and has become an internet fan favorite for running his own team and hustling to the track to compete full-time in the series.
Harmon’s involvement in the alleged theft is the second time he’s allegedly been involved in a situation like this. Harmon had a warrant out for his arrest in May of 2013 after he allegedly drove away with Jennifer Jo Cobb’s hauler. The hauler was at the center of an ownership dispute between Cobb and a former business partner and boyfriend. She asked for the charges against Harmon and her ex, David Novak, in the fall of 2013.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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