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Andretti Autosport Hauler Catches Fire En Route to St. Petersburg

Just days before the season opener for the NTT Data IndyCar Series, the hauler of Andretti Autosport driver Colton Herta was involved in a fire on Interstate 275.

The fire took place Wednesday morning (March 11) in Pinellas County, Fla., near Ulmerton Road.

Per NBC news affiliate News Channel 8, no one was injured.

St. Petersburg fire officials told Channel 8 that the fire didn’t reach the car but the fire did damage some of the pit equipment.

It is unknown at this time whether or not the organization will field the No. 88 entry in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. It’s slated to be Herta’s first race with the Andretti organization after spending 2019 with Harding-Steinbrenner Racing.

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OHMY

Hard to tell yet from the video, but this is a reminder to every motorsports Team Owner to insist on regular rebuilds of the trailer wheel bearings. These trailers are sold from year to year and everyone assumes the previous owner took care of it. The result is a classic flame pattern from the overheated bearings up the outside wall to the car bay on top…

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