Fiery Crash Disrupts Daytona 500

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The 2012 Daytona 500 was disrupted by an inferno on the high bank track late in the race.

With 160 of the 200 laps completed, there was a caution flag and support vehicles used to clear the track were on the famed raceway.

One of the trucks with jet fuel powered blowers was doings its job when car 42, driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, swerved out of control and headed right for it.

The collision produced a fiery explosion.

Montoya and the track employee who was driving the truck managed to get away, but the fire kept building.

Jet fuel spilled on the track and ran down the high banked curve.

The fire raged for close to 15 minutes until they were able to put it out.

Though the track was damaged, the folks at Daytona attempted to finish the race.

At the time of the crash and fire, Dave Blaney was the leader.

Matt Kenseth went on to win th race.

The race ended shortly before 1 a.m. (est)

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.