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Old 02-29-2012, 04:55 PM
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The Daytona 500, NASCAR’s marquee race, was delayed not once, but twice after rain and then a fiery crash involving Juan Pablo Montoya forced officials to stop drivers. As Cindy Boren reported:

With rain ending and the Daytona 500 moved to a Monday night prime-time spot for the first time in its history, it seemed as if nothing else unusual could happen.

Until, that is, Juan Pablo Montoya added the only element that had been missing: the surreal. He crashed into a truck carrying about 200 gallons of jet fuel and set off an enormous fire that delayed the race for over two hours and made a Twitter star of Brad Keselowski.

NASCAR, for decades, has used a jet engine to dry tracks and Daytona International Speedway had been soaked by two days of rain. A truck carries the engine, a giant blow dryer that reaches temperatures of about 1,100 degrees and can dry the track in a couple of hours.

Montoya, with drivers under caution, was trying to catch up to the pack on the 42nd lap and saw the crash coming.

“I didn’t think about the truck. I thought, I’m going to be hitting the jet and it’s not going to be fun,” he said. “Before I got there, I thought, ‘This thing is going to be on fire pretty bad’ — and it was. When you’re in the car, every time you hit like that it’s a big bang and you hit and they [his pit crew] were trying to ask me if I was okay, but I was getting out. I saw the flames and my helmet got a little burned and everything, but ... move on.”

The bizarre race was eventually won by Matt Kenseth, his second Daytona 500 title. As AP explained:

Well, NASCAR certainly knows how to make a prime-time impression.

Rain, fire and Tide laundry detergent all factored into a Daytona 500 that will go down as the most bizarre in NASCAR history.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:44 PM
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that was a mess, thought the race was finished!
I think Montoya fucked up under braking!
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yeah....saw this. im more pissed there were more cameras catching a better angle

is that wrong?
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lucky to walk away from that fiery crash
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its official!!! Montoya has run over everything in Nascar!
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