JGR, SHR planes bump at Concord airport
July 28, 2014, Pat DeCola, NASCAR.com
A pair of NASCAR team-chartered planes collided on the taxiway at Concord Regional Airport late Sunday night.
According to a report from the Charlotte Observer, a Joe Gibbs Racing plane bumped a parked Stewart-Haas Racing plane as teams were returning to the Charlotte area after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the wing of the JGR plane clipping the tail of the parked SHR plane.
Spokesmen for both teams confirmed that the two planes made contact on the taxiway Sunday night and no one was injured.
"Last night at Concord Regional Airport, an empty and parked SHR plane was hit by another plane as it was parking," said a representative for Stewart-Haas Racing. "The plane's wing touched the tail of the parked SHR plane. No one was hurt."
A crewmember from Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Dollar General Toyota team tweeted a photo of the incident.
Well I can now add plane wreck to things I've done in my life, better on the ground then in the air! pic.twitter.com/Ls9k7i8BQG— Jesse Sanders (@Jesse_Sanders_) July 28, 2014