Just as Bakersfield native Kevin Harvick was making a move to the front of the 2012 Daytona 500, the weirdest Great American Race in a long time just got a little weirder.
During a caution on the 160th lap, Juan Pablo Montoya somehow spun into a jet dryer on the back stretch. His car slid up the track, past one jet dryer and into the back of a second. And everything exploded into flames.
The track exploded into flames and this could very well end the race. There is significant damage to the asphalt as a result of the crash and the fire is just now out. It was an absolutely odd scene -- one I'm not sure we'll ever see again.
It would be a crushing blow for Harvick, who had recovered from being as far back as the high 20's. But let's see if the race keeps going after all.