The Daytona 500 saw a few crashes last night. Matt Kenseth won the rain delayed race, but it was Juan Pablo Montoya that caused the the biggest spectacle.
Montoya’s No. 42 car spun out of control and crashed into the wall during the Daytona 500. But the crash was made even more crazy, dangerous, and fiery, due to the fact that Montoya crashed into a jet drier truck containing nearly 200 gallons of kerosene.
A giant fire ball lit up the sky at the Daytona International Speedway as gallons of fuel spilled out onto the track.
NESN reports that Montoya walked away from the crash unharmed as rescue crews rushed to the fire. The burning vehicles were eventually removed from the track and the Daytona 500 restarted for the second time.
The race, was supposed to start on Sunday at noon, finally finished up last night. Both Danica Patrick and Jimmy Johnson crashed out of the race as Matt Kenseth rode to victory. Kenseth said:
“To win the (qualifying race) and then to win the 500, as well, is certainly a lot more than I would have expected or really thought we were going to do. So it’s always special to win races. It’s really hard to win these races. The older you get and the more you race, you realize how hard it is, and you really try to enjoy all those moments.”
Here’s a video of Juan Pablo Montoya’s crash.
Did you watch the Daytona 500 last night?