• Fire Marshal: 4 race cars destroyed in fire at NASCAR team's race shop

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    HARRISBURG, N.C. - Firefighters were busy Friday morning putting out flames at a NASCAR team’s race shop in Harrisburg.

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    Crews from Harrisburg and Concord were called to Leavine Family Racing’s shop on Victory Lane around 7 a.m. and encountered flames and smoke coming from the building.

    Fire officials said crews were able to get the fire under control around 8:30 a.m.

    The fire marshal told Channel 9 that they did not know how the fire started but that four race cars in the building were destroyed and there was extensive damage to an 8,000-square foot section of the shop.

    Officials with the race team confirmed there was a fire at their shop and that nobody was hurt.

    The team is currently in Kansas preparing for the Spongebob 400 and officials said the fire would not affect this weekend's effort.

    Leavine Family Racing, or LFR, operates a single car effort in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series: the No. 95 Ford driven by Michael McDowell.

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