By AMANDA VINCENT
A Hendrick Motorsports plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Memphis International Airport on Monday morning, according to a report on NASCAR.com. The plane was on its way back to the Charlotte, N.C., area from Las Vegas following the NASCAR race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that culminated in Sunday’s running of the Kobalt 400.
The plane was diverted to Memphis after smoke was detected in the cabin of the plane. The plane landed safely and no injuries were reported. Passengers then boarded another plane for their trip home to North Carolina.
Hendrick Motorsports is a four-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team that fields the No. 5 team of driver Kasey Kahne, the No. 24 of Chase Elliott, the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson and the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Passengers on the plane were team members but none of the drivers were aboard.
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