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Daytona 500 Explosion

(Barely) Caught on Tape

2/28/2012 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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If Juan Pablo Montoya's stock car explodes in a ball of fire at the Daytona 500 -- and nobody sees it  ... did it really explode? Deep, right? Maybe there is more to NASCAR than left turns.

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1.

Grumpinmcpunkkin    

This was like, whoa...did that just happen? Crazy accident.

905 days ago
2.

Dude    

Make no mistakes, that wasn't a stunt. Juan Pablo just can't drive a stock car.

905 days ago
3.

Mazor    

...aaaaand that's why there aren't many Mexican race drivers.

905 days ago
4.

havok    

Accidents and explosions are the only reasons to watch the DAYTONA 500.

905 days ago
5.

KnuckleDragger    

I always thought if these guys would just leave a little earlier -- they wouldn't have to go so fast.

905 days ago
6.

parlayer    

OK daylight races only!!

905 days ago
7.

Ghost Rider    

Still pretty exciting!

904 days ago
8.

Majestik    

How about..........

If Montoya spins out and smashes into the back end of a dryer and ends up in mid field while the dryer is spewing fuel all over the track which EXPLODES...

How about you NON-fanboys go back and watch the freakin' reruns. You make it sound like it was a smash into the rig and explosion of both car and truck spontaneously. Another lets "EMBELLISH" the truth.

904 days ago
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Mallory    

Lmao I stayed up all night waiting for that crap ass race to finish, this clip was deff worth it baaahahahahahaha

904 days ago
10.

Fritz    

You had to take the worst german television series ever "Alarm für Cobra 11"? Its all about a BMW a helicopter and two investigators crashing stuff.

904 days ago
11.

Rhubino    

Montoya is Colombian, not Mexican. I affectionately call him "The Coffee Bean", and he almost was roasted. Puns aside, this could have been really bad.

904 days ago
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Dwayne F    

You know, all you D-Bags that have to suggest that the only reason for watching NASCAR is for crashes really show just how smart you really are. This in particular was just a freak accident, one in a million. As far as the tag line about cars traveling 200 mph and trucks with jet fuel, uh no that's not even close either. Then we get to the A@@H@%l3 with the comments about Danica... If you knew anything at all about racing (which you don't), then you would know that all three incidents she was involved in had nothing to do with anything she did or didn't do what-so-ever!! No I'm not one of her big fans, she just deserves a chance like anyone else (she can drive btw) Just D-bags that shouldn't be posting about things they know nothing about.

904 days ago
13.

William    

That was the worst written voice over ever.

904 days ago
14.

Bite Me    

Wow, I just realize what a-holes work for TMZ. Juan Paublo Montoya or one one the track safety crew could have been killed (thank God they weren't) and you jackasses are making fun of it. GROW UP!

904 days ago
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Rhubino    

Well said Dwayne. Not to mention that something broke/collapsed on Juan's car that sent him up the track and into the jet dryer truck.

904 days ago
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