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Daytona 500: Could Juan Pablo Montoya Have Averted a Near Tragedy?

Juan Pablo Montoya is coming off a year he would like to forget, but his fiery crash at Daytona, with of all things a safety truck and jet dryer, could have easily been tragic and perhaps averted. Montoya had been in the pits for a vibration in his car. He returned to the track and was coming at a pretty good pace in an attempt to catch up with the field. The driver of the No. 42 knew something was still wrong with his car. It was thought to be a rear end problem and those kinds of problems can turn bad real quick, especially if it could possibly be an axle. It was obvious that safety equipment was against the rail of the track. There are flashing lights and the track was under caution conditions. Given the problem Montoya was having, ...

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