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Fire Erupts at Leavine Family Racing Shop

A fire erupted throughout the back portion of Leavine Family Racing’s shop on Friday morning. Located in Concord, N.C., the blaze started at approximately 7 a.m., with firefighters from Concord and Harrisburg putting under control within an hour and a half, according to WSOC-TV.

According to Motorsport.com, cars were damaged in the fire, but the severity of the damage is still unknown.

“We can confirm there was was a fire at our Concord, N.C. shop,” the team said in a statement on Friday morning. “Luckily no one was injured. We are working with the fire department and local officials to determine what happened. We’ve heard from the fire department there was significant damage to the back of the race shop. As you can imagine, we are still working to assess the full situation.”

Michael McDowell, driver of the organization’s No. 95 car, will compete in Saturday evening’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. The part-time team sits 42nd in owner points after missing the show at Talladega.