JTG Daugherty No. 47 Hauler Catches Fire

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JTG Daugherty No. 47
The JTG Daugherty Racing No. 47 hauler caught fire Thursday morning en route to Kansas Speedway. (HHP/Harold Hinson photo)

HARRISBURG, N.C. – For the second time in less than 24 hours, a NASCAR national series organization experienced hauler issues while en route to Kansas Speedway.

Thursday morning, it was JTG Daugherty Racing coming across problems, in the form of a hauler fire which broke out on the team’s No. 47 trailer.

Specifics on where the fire was located on the hauler, or where the incident occurred, were not immediately addressed, but team co-owner Tad Geschickter did release a short statement via social media confirming the outbreak of the fire itself.

Geschickter also noted that the two hauler drivers involved were “OK” as well.

“On the way to Kansas Speedway, our No. 47 trailer experienced a fire. Both of our truck drivers are OK,” said Geschickter. “We are assessing the damage of our trailer and race cars and will have more information as it becomes available.”

The JTG fire follows a highway accident for the Kaulig Racing No. 10 transporter, which occurred Wednesday evening after driver Barry Sheppard suffered a medical issue at the wheel and the hauler went off the road on I-40 and through the right-side guardrail.