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No Injuries Reported After Joe Gibbs Racing Team Bus Catches Fire at New Hampshire

Joe Gibbs Racing Motor Home Fire New Hampshire Motor Speedway 2024

Screengrab from Keith Clark Facebook video

At 1:19 AM ET on Friday morning, the Loudon, New Hampshire Fire Department received a call of a first alarm fire, which had broken out in the driver/owner parking lot in the infield of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they realized it was a motorhome in the lot that had burst into flames.

TobyChristie.com was able to obtain confirmation from Joe Gibbs Racing that the motorhome belongs to the team. The team states that the bus is not the one that team owner Joe Gibbs personally uses at the race track, but that the bus is used more as a space for meetings and gatherings at the racetrack. A team representative confirmed that nobody from the team was present when the fire broke out, and that to their knowledge, no injuries or additonal damage to other buses in the lot were reported in related to the fire.

In a video, shared to Facebook by Keith Clark, you can see the inferno erupting from the front of the motorhome. Firefighters are on the scene in the video, and were able to extinguish the flames quickly.

Again, fortunately, nobody was in the bus at the time of the fire, and thankfully, no injuries or damage to other property in the New Hampshire Motor Speedway driver / owner lot were reported.

Joe Gibbs Racing will have four cars in the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series USA Today 301, and four entries in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event at the 1.058-mile speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

JGR has amassed a total of 422 victories combined between the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfininty Series since the team’s inception in 1992. The team’s Cup Series drivers Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, and Ty Gibbs as well as their Xfinity drivers Sheldon Creed, Justin Bonsignore, Bell, and Chandler Smith will look to add to those numbers this weekend.

It’s been a busy few weeks of news for the Joe Gibbs Racing team as Martin Truex Jr. announced last week that he will retire from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition at season’s end. While industry chatter has suggested Chase Briscoe will slide into the role as the driver of the No. 19 NASCAR Cup entry next season, JGR’s Christopher Bell essentially announced the news in an accidental slip of the tongue during a media availability on Friday.

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2 Responses

  1. Nice buses too. Glad no one hurt and fire contained to that bus only.
    Fire sale. Not cheap to fix and maybe be auctioned off for parts.

  2. Who is the manufacturer of the bus? Was the fire a generator fire caused by a mechanical malfunction or a diesel leak?

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