Amazing video: Sudden 100-yard rainstorm causes havoc on 2.5-mile-long Daytona Speedway

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Have your ever witnessed pouring rain in your front yard only to turn and find sunny conditions out on your back deck? Well the same thing happened on Friday, July 4 when NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers were beginning their qualifying run for the Subway Firecracker 250 to be held later in the day./NASCAR Have your ever witnessed pouring rain in your front yard only to turn and find sunny conditions out on your back deck? Well the same thing happened on Friday, July 4 when NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers were beginning their qualifying run for the Subway Firecracker 250 to be held later in the day./NASCAR Have your ever witnessed pouring rain in your front yard only to turn and find sunny conditions out on your back deck? Well the same thing happened on Friday, July 4 when NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers were beginning their qualifying run for the Subway Firecracker 250 to be held later in the day. Click on read more for the video and to see what happened.

All of Daytona’s 2.5-mile circuit was bone dry except for a 100-yard section along the back straight.

Unknowingly, NASCAR’s best drivers had their foot to the floor while the chariots of speed raced toward their 200 mph top end.

And then it happened with no notice and no warning.

Just as drivers were getting up to speed, the skies broke lose with a sudden downpour that lasted for barely 100 yards of racetrack.  Drivers spun out sideways, banged into each other and tore up race car after race car.

Then it was over as quickly as it began.

By the time all of the cars stopped sliding, they were all in the dry…once again.

Luckily, no one was seriously hurt.

It’s a Daytona memory that won’t soon be forgotten. Here is how it unfolded: 


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