Fire on track halts Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 was stopped for over two hours by a fiery explosion on Lap 160, caused when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a jet drier under caution.

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rob Sweeten)

Race leader Dave Blaney, second from left, talks with Landon Cassill, left, as other drivers gather during a red flag in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Friel)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers clean up the track after a jet dryer burst into flames after being hit under caution by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Juan Pablo Montoya, center, of Colombia, talks to team members in his garage after he was involved in a crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A jet dryer sits on the track after a fire burned the back of the truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Zack Hughes)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers replace foam blocks in the safer barrier after a jet dryer burst into flames after being hit under caution by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Juan Pablo Montoya, left, of Colombia, walks away from his car after it collided with a jet dryer during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Flames shoot up from burning fuel from a jet dryer after Juan Pablo Montoya's car collided with the dryer during a caution in the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: A jet dryer bursts into flames after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: A jet dryer bursts into flames after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)

54th Annual Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Safety workers try to extinguish a fire from a jet dryer after being hit by Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, under caution during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 27, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)