Originally posted on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 2/27/12

Crash.  Fireball.  Boom.

If the wreck on the second lap of the Daytona 500 involving Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Trevor Bayne wasn’t spectacular enough for you, then surely the giant fireball that erupted on lap 160 after Juan Pablo Montoya ran his car into a jet dryer used to blow debris off the track was enough to satisfy your lust for vehicular carnage.

Montoya was attempting to catch the field under caution when he lost control of his race car and slammed into the jet dryer full of fuel, igniting it into an enormous fireball that disintegrated Montoya’s car.  Luckily he had already vacated the car before it was completely destroyed.  The driver of the dryer truck was taken to local hospital.

The race is currently suspended, with Dave Blaney the leader, as race officials try to determine if the track is fit to continue racing on.

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