Two NASCAR jet dryers collide and spill fuel ahead of Daytona 500

Two NASCAR jet dryers collide ad spill fuel ahead of Daytona 500

Thrilling news in the lead-up to the Daytona 500 as two NASCAR jet dryers collided in a desperate effort to dry the track, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.

Jet dryers were brought out early on Monday morning in an attempt to dry up a wet track a few hours before the race began as the practice is used as standard procedure across all tracks on the schedule.

However, two jet dryer vehicles collided and spilled jet fuel all over Daytona International Speedway’s Turn 1 during the track-drying procedure on Monday morning ahead of the rain-delayed Daytona 500.

The incident happened at 11:30 a.m. when two track drying trucks approached the 31-degree banked curve and the truck in the high lane lost traction, slid down the banking, and collided with the truck below.

Fortunately, no truck driver suffered injuries in the incident, according to NASCAR officials.

With the exception of the small fuel leak that spilled on the track, the mess was cleared up really fast after NASCAR deployed a fire truck and safety vehicles. They later cleaned the racing surface with laundry detergent, and the track is now ready for action.

A similar incident happened in 2021 at the Daytona Beach, Florida track when Juan Pablo Montoya collided with a jet dryer under caution and set off an explosion.

The Daytona 500 is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. and will air on FOX. while the NASCAR Xfinity Series season opener will run an hour after checkered flag for the Cup Series race.

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