Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashed during the Daytona 500 NASCAR competition Monday, reports the media.
The race was temporarily suspended when Montoya’s Chevrolet lost control and slammed into a truck carrying 200 gallons of jet-kerosene during the 160th lap.
Both Montoya and the driver of the truck escaped unharmed but his car, the truck, and potentially the track were destroyed by the massive explosion and fire that ensued.
“Oh yeah, it burned the helmet and everything,” Montoya told the media. “It’s not where you want to finish the Daytona 500. Everybody on the Target team, with this great Chevy car, did an amazing job today. We didn’t bump anybody, nobody bumped us, and we only had 40 laps to go. I thought we had a great car. I thought we were in the right place. Everything was working well and go through that, it sucks.”