Found February 26, 2012 on Fox Sports:
When I look at the guys that are starting the Daytona 500 Sunday on FOX -- guys like Joe Nemechek, Dave Blaney and Michael McDowell who are on such limited resources -- it really is one of the feel-good stories of Speedweeks here in Daytona. These guys will receive at minimum a little more than $250,000 each for starting the race Sunday. Now obviously to one of the top-tier teams, like Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing or Roush-Fenway Racing for example, that isn't a lot of money. To drivers like Joe, Dave, Michael and their teams, with the way they are forced to race, that kind of money is huge and can get them well down the road with their budget. Is it realistically going to allow them to run competitively in the next two to three races on the schedule? No, not really. The big benefit however is with these restrictor plate races, anyone can run up front, anyone can finish in the top five and quite honestly, anyone can win. Just look who finished third last yea...

Juan Pablo Montoya hits jet drier causing explosion at Daytona 500

Okay, so in the last post I asked if it could get any worse tonight at Daytona I guess the answer is yes. Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a safety truck. Nobody was seriously injured, thankfully. Dave Blaney is the current leader, and due to the jet fuel that was burning on the track for several minutes, it is unknown if the race will continue...

Fire forces Daytona 500 pause with 40 laps left

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Journeyman driver Dave Blaney is leading the Daytona 500, which has been red-flagged after Juan Pablo Montoya's car sent him spinning into a safety truck. The truck, which holds 200 gallons of jet kerosene, burst into flames. Montoya's car slid into the grass, and he gingerly climbed from it as fire trucks rushed to the scene. The inferno raged...

Crash ignites 200 gallons of jet fuel

A bizarre chain of events occurred at Daytona International Speedway when Juan Pablo Montoya slid into the back of a jet dryer in Turn 3 and ignited a fire fueled by 200 gallons of jet fuel. Moments before the crash, Montoya radioed to his crew that he had a vibration. He was running 30th at the time of the accident. The Daytona 500 was immediately red-flagged on Lap 160, with...

Jet drier catches fire after crash in Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 has been halted by a fiery explosion caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet drier under caution. Montoya was driving well behind the rest of the field when something on his car broke and he started sliding out of control toward the jet drier, which holds 200 gallons of jet kerosene. Montoya's No. 42 Chevrolet hammered the truck, setting off an explosion...
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