Sprint Cup Series team hauler catches on fire en route to Texas Motor Speedway
For the second time in as many days, a NASCAR team hauler has run into trouble on the road.
A day after a Richard Petty Motorsports XFINITY Series hauler was involved in an accident in Louisiana, the HScott Motorsports hauler carrying a primary and backup car for Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Annett caught fire on Interstate 20 in Longview, Texas.
According to the website for ABC affiliate KLTV 7, hauler driver Michael Smith said he and another passenger were uninjured.
Smith reportedly pulled over when he saw smoke, and then both occupants of the vehicle began detaching the trailer from the cab. Smith told KLTV 7 that the fire was around the back of a race car and did not reach the cab.
After arriving on the scene, local authorities shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 where the incident occurred.
— HScott Motorsports (@TeamHSM51) November 5, 2015
— KLTV 7 (@KLTV7) November 5, 2015