VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Big changes are ahead for the Daytona International Speedway, following a fiery crash in February.
Racecar driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashed his car into a jet dryer during the Daytona 500, causing a blaze on turn three.
Now, the track president says there are new safety measures in place for jet-dryer drivers that include helmets, fire suits and safety harnesses.
"This is big-time auto racing. You never know what's going to happen whether it's a pothole or a jet dryer. I think we're prepared for anything now," said an official.
There are also new measures in place for drivers. NASCAR is stressing slower speeds during caution laps.