Monday, February 27, 2012

Holy Crap, What An Accident At Daytona

Wow, What a probable end  almost end to the end of the Daytona.  Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a safety truck hauling a jet blow dryer.  The jet dryer exploded into flames as did Montoya's car.  The resulting is fire surely destroyed or severely damage the track.  The dryer held 200 gallons of jet engine fuel, which burns extremely hot.
Thank goodness it did not happen near any grandstands or people would have burned.
Right now, Dave Blaney is leading followed by Landon Cassil, Tony Raines, David Guilland and Matt Kenseth.
What a bizarre weekend.

Update: Race is still under the red flag.  They are using Tide to try and get rid of the jet fuel, but the safety crew are still slipping around.  There were no major injuries.  The race is going to be delayed for a long time, and it is almost 11:00 PM, Daytona time.  I just don't think they will continue for much longer.

Update 2: Cars are now runniing under yellow.  The bond they have down seems to be crumbling when the cars go over it.  Further, dale Jr. says the track is not drivable yet.

Update 3: Back to racing, see if the track will hold up.  Matt Kenseth is the leader.

Update:  A couple backbenchers spun causing a caution.  The track seems to be holding up pretty good.  Kenseth is still leading.

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