It’s been a while since I’ve challenged your collective creativity with a caption contest but after a rainy Monday in Daytona, Juan Pablo Montoya’s run-in with 200 gallons of jet fuel gave me all the motivation I needed.
For those of you who stayed up ‘til the wee hours of the night to watch the highly anticipated, yet dreadfully boring, Daytona 500, you more than likely saw Montoya swerve his racecar directly into the track’s dryer truck, causing a huge explosion and a two-hour delay to boot. And I thought I was a careless driver.
After a wreck in only the second lap, and several others after that, Daytona soon began to resemble your local interstate during rush hour, just with cars going three times as fast. The Montoya wreck added to the fireworks, literally, but was also partially responsible for decreased television ratings. So, let me get this straight. This was the first prime time running in the event’s fifty –plus year history and ratings were down? Who’s running that sport, Bud Selig?
So, to honor, perhaps the most anticlimactic Daytona 500 ever, I proudly present this week’s caption contest. The winner of this contest will receive a complimentary book of matches, one free Spanish lesson and an owner’s manual for a Chevy Impala.