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Flame on

Well. And here's yet another first for this most bizarre of Daytona 500s.

We're under a red flag here, because Juan Pablo Montoya -- with the race under caution -- had something break on his car and he slid up into a truck towing a debris blower. The blower, full of jet fuel, ignited, and an enormous gout of flame erupted and spilled down the track. They're just now getting it under control.

No one was injured, but you've got to wonder if the track surface itself was damaged in all of this.

More later.

Ben Smith's blog.