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2012 Daytona 500: Race Delayed After Juan Pablo Montoya Hits Jet Dryer, Setting Track On Fire

Juan Pablo Montoya ran into the back of a jet dryer at the 2012 Daytona 500, potentially ending the race as the track burst into flames with 40 laps to go. Currently, the red flag is up, stopping all cars. Something apparently broke inside Montoya's car, causing him to spin out and hit the dryer while the caution flag was up. What ensued was one of the wildest scenes you'll ever see on the track:

The Safety crew immediately rushed to try to put out the blaze that spread across the track. Jet fuel burned for a few minutes before it could be fully quelled, causing unknown amounts of damage. The race passed the midway point, so at this point it is "official." If this is the end of the Daytona 500, Dave Blaney out of Ohio would be crowned the winner with the lead after 160 laps.


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