Clean up continues at Daytona International Speedway with track workers spreading oil absorbent and Tide laundry detergent onto the track in an effort to clear it of jet fuel.
Mike Helton to FOX: The surface will hold up. Hopefully be back racing within 30 minutes.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 28, 2012
It was originally feared that the fire, which burned for several minutes after Juan Pablo Montoya's race car struck an on-track jet dryer, had left significant damage to the racing surface. As clean up continues there doesn't appear to be any significant damage and officials are hopeful that the race will be able to be restarted and completely finished.
Currently Dave Blaney leads the race which has just 40 laps remaining. The race was postponed until Monday night after rain showers blanketed the speedway on Sunday.