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Wayne Anderson (born July 16, 1968 in Lakeland, Florida) is a racecar driver. He ran the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour part-time in 2005.

Career before NASCAREdit

Anderson began his career by winning the Rookie of the Year honors at both Bronson and Lakeland Speedways in 1987. He finished second for the 1996 Rookie of the Year in the NASCAR All-Pro series. He won the 1999 and 2001 NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro championship. He was the 2001 Snowball Derby winner.


NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Career Edit

Anderson made his series debut in 1997, driving the #97 Porter-Cable Ford for Liberty Racing at Nashville. He started 23rd, but finished 31st, after crashing midway through the race. Anderson made another start later in the year at Las Vegas. He managed to best his Nashville run with a 29th-place finish, despite not finishing the race with engine failure.

Anderson took over the #98 Porter-Cable Ford for the full 1998 season, starting off the season with a 15th place effort. Anderson earned two top-10s in 21 starts: a 9th at I-70 Speedway and a 10th at Memphis. However, Anderson had 6 DNFs at that point in the season, and despite the timing, Anderson was released after the tenth after Memphis. He did not make another start that year and finished 25th in points.

Nationwide Series CareerEdit

In 2003, Anderson attempted to qualify for some races late in the season in the #35 Flagship RV Chevy. However, he did not make any of the races he attempted and has not run in the series since.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Career Edit

When Mike Garvey went to drive for Peak Fitness Racing, Anderson took over for him in the #75 car. Anderson attempted a number of races, but only made one, the July race at Loudon. He started the race in 35th and was running in the back when his engine expired early in the going, and finished 43rd. Anderson has not made a start in that series since.

External linksEdit

Anderson Family
Dick Anderson | Wayne Anderson

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