matt kenseth daytona Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya mark a very weird raceThe Daytona 500 ran Monday night (Feb. 27) after being rescheduled twice due to heavy rains on Sunday. This 54th running of the race was peppered with bizarre occurrences on the way to Matt Kenseth taking the checkered flag, edging out Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s last-lap effort.

On the way to the victory, the race lasted almost six hours (the longest Daytona ever) and featured several crashes. On lap 2, Jimmie Johnson spun out and took David Ragan, Danica Patrick, Trevor Bayne and Kurt Busch with him.

Then during a caution flag around lap 160, Juan Pablo Montoya lost control and hit an equipment truck with a jet-powered dryer. The ensuing inferno lasted nearly 10 minutes and the repairs took nearly two hours.

And then welcome to the post-modern age, NASCAR. During all of this, driver Brad Keselowski was tweeting from his racecar:

  • Fire! My view
  • No worries We stopped @LisShoe: @keselowski please! Don’t tweet and drive! Lol 😉 ;)”
  • Yup At least I’m not in the port-a-Jon 🙂 @darrenrovell: @keselowski are u sitting in the car right now tweeting?”
  • My pocket @zanestoddard: BK – Where’s that phone go when we’re green? “@keselowski: Fire! My view

Wow. Now we may have seen it all.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."