The theme of the Daytona 500 this year seems to be expect the unexpected. After a weekend of delays, the race finally got underway on Monday night, under the lights for the first time. A crash on lap two set the tone for the day, but everything did finally settle down. But Juan Pablo Montoya's crash with just 40 laps to go may have ended the race.
This was absolutely unreal. During a caution, Montoya somehow spun into a jet dryer on the back stretch. His car slid up the track, past one jet dryer and into the back of a second. And everything exploded into flames.
The track exploded into flames and this could very well end the race. There is significant damage to the asphalt as a result of the crash and the fire is just now out. It was an absolutely odd scene -- one I'm not sure we'll ever see again.
Back with more as we get it, but everyone appeared to be all right. The race, however, could be done for.