A bus belonging to NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon caught fire on the side of the I-85 freeway in Georgia Wednesday afternoon as it was headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Avocare 500 this weekend, the West Jackson Fire Department reports. There were no injuries, and Gordon was not onboard what appears to be a team merchandising bus, authorities say.

Firefighters shut down the southbound side of the freeway while they put out the flames, and they say the fire didn't spread to the trailer being towed by the bus.

The fire department didn't mention what caused the fire. Perhaps somebody dropped a cigarette onto some hard liquor while sorting bobble heads? What happens on the tour bus stays on the tour bus... Check out the fire department's press release and watch a video report below.
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WEST JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT
69 West Jackson Road • Braselton, GA 30517


Date: August 28, 2013
At approximately 16:12 this afternoon the West Jackson Fire Department responded to a bus fire on the interstate. Upon the first unit's arrival they found a bus type motor home pulling a car hauler trailer burning on the southbound side of the interstate. Engine 1 shut down both southbound lanes to extinguish the fire. The fire was extinguished and crews checked for extension of the fire into the trailer and found none. There were no injuries at this incident and Jeff Gordon was not present. The involved vehicles appear to be part of his merchandising crew.


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      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      well everyone already knew jeff gordon is a flamer.....
      Me2
      • 1 Year Ago
      Talk about burning up the highway!
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      thank god no one got hurt, but no joke, the way they drive in nascar, safety is at the bottom of the list. its more like destruction derby
        ImpulseGTO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
        Seriously? Safety is at the top of the list with NASCAR.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
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        ELG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
        the majority of motorsports saftey innovations have happened due to nascar, troll
      FunkyBanana
      • 1 Year Ago
      So many easy jokes...
      sp33dklz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad no one was hurt. On a side note... YES! BURN NASCAR SWAG, BURN!!!
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't think it will be too difficult to imagine whomever is in charge of Jeff Gordon's buses will institute a strict "No Smoking, No Drinking" rule on any of the buses, especially the new bus that will replace the extra -crispy one. Who knew that combining cigarettes, booze, and bobble heads would be such a combustible mixture?
      erth
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Jeff Gordon Merch bus"??? WTF? have we run out of letters? or is typing a past time? Please use full words to describe things. unless you are 12, then please forgive me.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @erth
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      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      They were probably "cooking".
      parris001
      • 1 Year Ago
      Merch bus is common terminology in the industry. But they should know that the rest of the public won't understand that. My deal is, man, that rug on Gordon's head is atrocious...........
      1guyin10
      • 1 Year Ago
      Actually, from where it is burning it looks like a brake fire. Of course the engine and transmission are back there too so who knows?
      gtv4rudy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Being Jeff Gordon and how rich he is, surely he could afford a better looking rig than a just a lawnmower trailer.
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