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54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Fire on track halts Daytona 500

January 1, 1970

The Daytona 500 was stopped for over two hours by a fiery explosion on Lap 160, caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet drier under caution.