Born in Orlando, Taylor began his career in professional sports car racing in 2008, competing in the 24 Hours of Daytona and finishing 15th. His first full season came in 2010.
In late 2011 at a private test at Sebring Jordan Taylor impressed Corvette Racing enough that they recruited Jordan to fulfill the third driver role for the team in the 2012 season competing at Sebring, Petit Le Mans and also the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he finished in 5th place in the LM GTE PRO #73 Corvette C6.R.
In 2013 he joined Wayne Taylor Racing, a team owned by his father, sports car veteran Wayne Taylor, co-driving with Max Angelelli. He and Angelelli teamed to win the 2013 Rolex Sports Car Series' Daytona Prototype championship the final Grand American Road Racing Association championship before the merger of American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am, winning five races including the last three of the season consecutively.
Previously, Taylor competed in the GT class, winning two races for Autohaus Motorsports. Taylor has also competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013 through 2015 in the GTE-Pro class for Corvette Racing winning the LM GT PRO Class in 2015.