Juan Pablo Montoya Was Unhurt in Crash Drama
The Colombian driver collided with a truck loaded with fuel causing a huge explosion. Seconds later he left on his own the car he was driving.
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The race of the Daytona 500 NASCAR stopped Monday night after a loud explosion caused when Juan Pablo Montoya collided with a truck loaded with jet fuel.
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When the race was under caution flag and Montoya was far behind the rest of the competitors, something went wrong with your car, it began to skid out of control into one of the trucks used to dry the track, which charge a reactor and over 700 liters (200 gallons) of fuel.
The No. 42 Chevrolet slammed into the truck and set off a huge explosion with large flames that poured fuel on the track of the famous Daytona Speedway, as quoted by news agency Rev.
Montoya was unhurt, but he was seen staggering in the grass alongside the track, while the truck driver needed help getting out.
Dave Blaney was the first at the time of the accident, followed by Landon Cassill, Tony Raines and David Gilliland. All are relatively unknown drivers in NASCAR Sprint Cup.
The legendary race and had had to postpone for more than thirty hours by rain and finally took off Monday night. But in the second round, there was an accident that left out the five-time champion Jimmie Johnson and other competitors.