HScott Motorsports transporter catches fire en route to Texas

The No. 46 HScott Motorsports Sprint Cup hauler caught fire on Interstate 20 in Longview, Texas.

The transporter used for Michael Annett's race cars was on its way to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The driver, Michael Dennis Smith and his passenger escaped the incident without injury.

An HScott Motorsports representative told Motorsport.com that both the primary and backup cars for Annett were destroyed in the fire, along with at-track equipment. 

The team still plans to race however. A replacement hauler with new cars is being loaded and sent to the speedway immediately, ensuring that the No. 46 will still participate this weekend.

According to KLTV, the fire occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 20, near Estes Parkway at Mile Marker 595, causing a shutdown of the interstate.

Yesterday, a Richard Petty Motorsports Xfinity Series hauler tractor was damaged in Louisiana, also on its way to the speedway. No one was injured in the accident, but the damage sustained warranted a replacement tractor.

 

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Texas II
Track Texas Motor Speedway
Drivers Michael Annett
Teams HScott Motorsports
Article type Breaking news