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Daytona 500: Juan Pablo Montoya Crash Sparks Jet Fuel Fire (VIDEO)

The 2012 Daytona 500 is currently in a red flag situation ton Lap 160 following Juan Pablo Montoya crashing into the jet dryer during a caution flag. That caused jet fuel to spark and explode, resulting in a fire that expanded vertically across the track.


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Montoya's car dropped down to the grass after it hit the jet dryer. Montoya escaped the car unharmed from the fire. But as we can see above, the jet fuel-induced fire spread rapidly and has potentially damaged the track. If the track is not safe to race on as a result of this, the race will likely be called with 40 laps left to go.


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If the race is called, Dave Blaney will be the winner of the 54th Daytona 500. Furniture Row Racing's Regan Smith will finish in 20th place.

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