A Jeff Gordon team merchandising bus caught fire on a Georgia freeway.

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.