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Emergency workers try to put out a fire after Juan Pablo Montoya's car struck the truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Matt Kenseth won the 2012 Daytona 500, but several wrecks and a large fire stole the show.

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, poses with the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, poses with wife Katie and the Harley J. Earl Trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, poses in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, signs his name in a concrete slab in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy
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Matt Kenseth, driver of the #17 Best Buy Ford, poses in Victory Lane with wife Katie and team owner Jack Rough after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row
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David Ragan, driver of the #34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, and Casey Mears, driver of the #13 GEICO Ford, race three wide during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown
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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Brown Toyota, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance
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Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Martin Truex Jr. drives of the #56 NAPA
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Martin Truex Jr. drives of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Landon Cassill, driver of the #83 Burger King
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Landon Cassill, driver of the #83 Burger King Toyota, and Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, walks from his
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Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, walks from his car after it collided with a track-drying truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Emergency workers try to put out a fire
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Emergency workers try to put out a fire after Juan Pablo Montoya's car struck the truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Fuel in a jet dryer burns after Juan
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Fuel in a jet dryer burns after Juan Pablo Montoya's car slewed sideways and struck it during a caution period in the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Fuel in a jet dryer burns after Juan
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Fuel in a jet dryer burns after Juan Pablo Montoya's car slewed sideways and struck it during a caution period in the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, walks away
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Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, walks away from his car after it collided with a jet dryer during the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Flames shoot up from burning fuel after Juan
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Flames shoot up from burning fuel after Juan Pablo Montoya's car collided with a jet dryer during a caution in the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Emergency personnel walk with Juan Pablo Montoya, of
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Emergency personnel walk with Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, to an ambulance after his car struck a jet dryer during a caution period in the NASCAR Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Terry Labonte (32) gets help on pit row
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Terry Labonte (32) gets help on pit row after spinning out coming out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Terry Labonte (32) spins out coming out of
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Terry Labonte (32) spins out coming out of Turn 4 during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Smoke billows from Jeff Gordon's car, top, as
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Smoke billows from Jeff Gordon's car, top, as Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives past during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Jeff Gordon (24) hits the wall during the
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Jeff Gordon (24) hits the wall during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Danica Patrick takes her car back onto the
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Danica Patrick takes her car back onto the track after repairs following a crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Jimmie Johnson walks to his hauler from the
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Jimmie Johnson walks to his hauler from the infield care center after he was involved in a crash on the second lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

David Ragan (34), Trevor Bayne, left, and Kurt
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David Ragan (34), Trevor Bayne, left, and Kurt Busch (51) are involved in a wreck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Crew members work on the car of driver
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Crew members work on the car of driver Jimmie Johnson after a crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Crew members repair the car of driver Danica
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Crew members repair the car of driver Danica Patrick after a crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

AJ Allmendinger's crew works on his car, which
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AJ Allmendinger's crew works on his car, which was suffering from overheating, in the garage during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Carl Edwards (99) and Greg Biffle (16) lead
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Carl Edwards (99) and Greg Biffle (16) lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Danica Patrick (10), Kurt Busch (51), David Ragan
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Danica Patrick (10), Kurt Busch (51), David Ragan (34) and Jimmie Johnson (48) crash during the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Matt Kenseth, right, talks with teammate Greg Biffle
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Matt Kenseth, right, talks with teammate Greg Biffle before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Tony Stewart, right, talks with crew chief Steve
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Tony Stewart, right, talks with crew chief Steve Addington before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands by his car before
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands by his car before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Feb. 27, 2012.

Danica Patrick stands by her car before the
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Danica Patrick stands by her car before the Daytona 500. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Danica Patrick climbs into her car before the
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Danica Patrick climbs into her car before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Fans watch the start of the NASCAR Daytona
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Fans watch the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

Carl Edwards (99) and Greg Biffle (16) lead
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Carl Edwards (99) and Greg Biffle (16) lead the field at the start of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 27, 2012)

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