En-route to Texas Motor Speedway, the hauler carrying HScott Motorsports’ No. 46 cars caught on fire, destroying both the primary and backup cars for the weekend’s Sprint Cup event in Texas.
HScott Motorsports posted a picture of the Hauler’s trailer with flames coming out of the roof on their Instagram. The hauler drivers were uninjured and were able to disconnect the rig from the trailer, but both the primary and the secondary car were total losses from the fire. Major damage to the equipment below also occurred.
The original plan was to have a backup hauler bring two more cars, but the hauler was unable to make it prior to the Texas Motor Speedway gates opening this morning. No. 46 driver, Michael Annett will utilize teammate Justin Allgair’s backup car and the two other cars brought in will act as the backup cars for the No. 46 and 51 respectively.
The incident marks the second time haulers have caught on fire in their trips to and from race track, the first happening to the Xfinity team Jimmy Means Racing’s No. 52 team.