A fire was reported at Joe Gibbs Racing Tuesday afternoon with several employees receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.
Ten employees of JGR were treated after a fire at the team’s race shop in Huntersville, NC.
Early reports indicate a piece of machinery at the shop caught fire at around 3 pm ET.
JGR released a statement late Tuesday afternoon:
"A piece of equipment in the machine shop caught fire today at our Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters in Huntersville, NC. The fire department was called and the fire was quickly contained and extinguished. A few of our employees received treatment on site for issues related to smoke inhalation. All employees were able to return to work within the hour to continue preparations for the 2012 NASCAR season"
It is the second fire at the complex in less than a year following a February of 2011 incident that caused significant damage to the team's engine shop.
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