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MIS employeeavoids serious injury in fiery Daytona crash

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  • BY DETROIT NEWS STAFF AND WIRES

Duane Barnes, a Michigan International Speedway employee, avoided serious injury when the safety truck he was operating during Monday night’s Daytona 500 was struck by driver Juan Pablo Montoya and burst into flames.

Montoya was driving alone under caution when something broke on his car. He spun hard into the truck, and the collision caused an instant explosion.

The truck was carrying a jet-dryer, as well as 200 gallons of kerosene, which poured down the surface of Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway after the accident, creating a fiery lasting image of NASCAR’s biggest race of the year.

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