Leavine Family Racing lost multiple cars in a fire at its shop on Friday morning in Harrisburg, N.C.
The fire marshal told Channel 9 that they did not know how the fire started but that four race cars in the building were destroyed and there was extensive damage to an 8,000-square foot section of the shop.
Officials with the race team confirmed there was a fire at their shop and that nobody was hurt.
Firefighters were called to the fire at approximately 7 a.m. ET.
Leavine Family Racing runs a part-time schedule in the Sprint Cup Series with the No. 95 and Michael McDowell and the team is entered in Saturday night’s race at Kansas Speedway.
While the loss of four cars is a big loss for any organization to absorb, it’s an especially large one for a team like LFR which doesn’t have the inventory that other teams have at their disposal. The team gets its equipment from Team Penske.
McDowell has attempted six of the season’s first 10 races. He’s qualified for five of them – he missed the show last week at Talladega – and his best finish of the year is 22nd at Bristol.
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