Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Your Daytona 500 recap: Fire, Rain and Matt Kenseth for the win

You could arguably call this the Mayan Apocalypse edition of the Daytona 500.


Well, you had the 1st rain delay in 54-years, you had a big crash on the second lap that took out some big names, a fire and a race that ended at 1 a.m.

And in the end, your winner: Matt Kenseth.

Okay, stop with the wild applause.

No, seriously, Kenseth led the last 38 laps to win his second Daytona 500 title...or as they say in racing land..."The Super Bowl of Motor Sports".

Kenseth was easily able to fend off perennial non-winner Dale Earnhardt Jr, who finished second. And rather than get into the details here, we probably should just go to the video, because quite honestly, there is very little that we can say, that would do what happened justice.

Here's the most bizarre incident of the night, the one where Juan Pablo Montoya loses control of his car on a yellow flag lap as he tries to catch the field. He slides and plows right into the jet dryer trying to clean the track from the previous incident.

((Video from NASCAR.com))

Here are your final couple of laps.

((Thanks NASCAR.com))

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