NASCAR team loses racecars, trailer, equipment in hauler fire

Mike Wallace wheeled the JD Motorsports Chevy to a 24 place finish last Friday at Richmond. Photo credit: Getty Images

 

Mike Wallace wheeled the JD Motorsports Chevy to a 24 place finish last Friday at Richmond. Photo credit: Getty Images

A NASCAR Nationwide team suffered a total loss to their hauler Sunday evening when it caught fire at their race shop. The hauler belonging to JD Motorsports, caught fire around 7:00 p.m. Fire rescue personnel responded quickly and were able to detach the truck from the trailer, but the trailer loaded with equipment, some uniforms, back-up parts, engines, shocks and springs for their operation was a total loss.

“The fire department told me the fire started near the refrigerator on the hauler;” said Johnny Davis, team owner. “That’s powered by propane, like everyone else’s is on these haulers.”

The primary and backup Chevrolets for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Talladega Superspeedway were not on the hauler. The race shop itself also didn’t suffer any damage. MORE>>>

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