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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 PM
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People were giving their tickets away yesterday when leaving... Im not surprised if they are just letting people in. I have been working in Daytona for a few weeks now and the rain was nasty yesterday and earlier today.
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Juan PROBLEM Montoya just slammed into a jet dryer.... I have never seen that happen before...... Looked like a mechanical problem, but WOW. Now the Jet Dryer is on fire burning up the track..... THis has been one freaky week at Daytona...
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Wow! Never seen that before! This might end the race for good.
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That Jet Fuel fire is going to ruin the track.... Since it is past the half way point, I would not be shocked if the race is called now......... Asphalt and high temp fires = melted race track.........
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Man, I just flipped the channel over and saw them hosing down the jet dryer. I'm like, WTF is going on?
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Since the heat goes up, I suspect that track damage will be minimal. Track operators are usually concerned about fuel dissolving the binders in the asphalt, but they got water on that pretty quick. Just a he!! of a mess right now. That is the wildest thing I've seen in 34 years of racing. Hope the truck driver's neck is OK.
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Hope the truck driver's neck is OK.
At the very least, I am sure that he chitted himself! What a freak accident.
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That was on He11 of a hit the truck took... To get rear ended only driving 5 MPH and to get hit by a race car traveling well over 100 MPH. OUCH! Just heard they transported the truck driver to the hospital "for further evaluation". Probably a good case of Whiplash.....
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I am telling you I think some VooDoo witch put the GREE GREE Hex on Daytona this week! Wow what are the odds!

Glad everyone so far is OK.

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What dumb ass commentator said "they could just drive it down off the track if anyone was brave enough" ?

Are you fooking kidding me?!?!? That was 200 gallons of fuel plus what was in the truck, probably burning at 2000+ degrees, AND the tires were already burned off. Had to be DW.

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