Penske cars destroyed in fire

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Penske cars destroyed in fire

Postby CrazyChick » Thu 21 Aug, 2008 1:04 pm

By Steven English, Thursday 21st August 2008

Penske Racing's two IndyCar race chassis were destroyed when the transporter they were travelling in caught fire on the way to this weekend's race at Sears Point.

The blaze, believed to have been caused by a wheel bearing failure, could not be extinguished immediately, so the cars of Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe were incinerated as the truck burned to the ground on an interstate in Wyoming.

The transporter's drivers were uninjured but could only save the truck's cab, while the majority of the team's equipment in the truck was also destroyed.

Penske team president Tim Cindric told the Indianapolis Star newspaper: "It's a disaster, a big, melted mess. It was like a house fire where it burns at the ceiling, we probably lost 80 to 90 per cent of everything on board.".........

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Re: Penske cars destroyed in fire

Postby Pepper » Thu 21 Aug, 2008 1:20 pm


Thats a disaster!!!!!!!!

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