Two Jet Dryers Collide at Daytona Int'l Speedway; Fuel Spilled, No Injuries


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Two jet dryers collided on Monday at Daytona International Speedway as they worked to dry the track for the afternoon's Daytona 500. The track received heavy rainfall over the last day to two days, and so crews were hard at work to prepare the racing surface for a 4:00 pm start time.

The news came with a picture from, who spotted the collision from the speedway's press box. A subsequent statement from NASCAR officials clarified that one dryer slid into the other on the banking of turn one, causing a quantity of jet fuel to leak onto the racing surface.

No one was injured in the collision according to communications officials, and the trucks were removed from the banking soon after the incident. Work then began to clean the jet fuel from the track, on top of the existing efforts to dry the rainwater.

There's no word yet on whether the strange incident will affect the start time of the Daytona 500. Officials called it a 'minor incident'. Little else is known at this time.