By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
For the second straight day, there has been news about a NASCAR transporter on its way to Kansas Speedway. First, the Kaulig Racing team had their transporter crash on I-40 in North Carolina.
Now, JTG Daugherty Racing announced on Thursday that they also had an issue with their transporter. The team said ‘it [the transporter] experienced a fire.’
“On the way to Kansas Speedway, our No. 47 trailer experienced a fire,” Owner Tad Geschickter said. “Both of our truck drivers are okay. We are assessing the damage to our trailer and race cars and [we] will have more information as it becomes available.”
At this time, it is not clear if there was any damage to the team’s race equipment, especially their race cars in the transporter. As more information becomes available, we should know more about this situation.
Ryan Preece is the driver of the No. 47 car. He will be sponsored by Kroger at this race, the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas.
On Wednesday, the transporter for Kaulig Racing, a NASCAR Xfinity Series team, crashed and went off the road before coming to a stop in the woods. Both their driver and passenger on the hauler were transported to a local hospital with injuries.
Despite the accident, Kaulig Racing will still be competing in the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday, October 19 at Kansas Speedway. Ross Chastain and Justin Haley will be driving the Kaulig Racing cars.