Video: Juan Pablo Montoya Crashes Into Jet Dryer at Daytona 500, Ignites Fireball

Under caution with 40 laps to go in last night’s Daytona 500, driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer truck igniting a fireball that melted the jet dryer to the track.

The race was delayed for more than two hours while the safety crew got the fire under control and took care of the mess.

The good news is that both Montoya and the driver of the jet dryer walked away from the incident without serious injuries.

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Matt Kenseth eventually won the race, edging out teammate Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

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Photo by John Harrelson, Getty Images North America



About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.

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