No Injuries from Fire at JGR

An early morning fire in the engine shop of Joe Gibbs Racing resulted in plenty of water and smoke damage but no injuries, according to team officials.

The fire began while employees were using one of the team's two dynamometers, machines used to gauge engine horsepower and durability, Friday morning.

Members of the Huntersville (N.C.) Fire Department responded to the call.

The engine dyno room is located on the first floor of the two-story building, and the only damage sustained from the fire was contained in that area, according to team officials.

A cause for the fire has not been determined, and officials say employees were allowed to re-enter the building approximately 30-45 minutes later.

The Joe Gibbs Racing complex is a two-story building that consists of a multiple offices and race shop floor space. Celebrating its 20th year in NASCAR, JGR has more than 400 employees.

The organization fields teams for drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, and three full-time teams for a variety of drivers in the Nationwide Series.

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