As we near the mid way point of the 2012 Daytona 500, Hendrick Motosports' Jeff Gordon's night has ended as the No. 24 car blew an engine. The three-time Daytona winner's car started spouting flames shortly after the 85-lap mark
Gordon could be heard over the radio explaining the issue to his crew and lamenting the blown engine.
"I have a feeling that water pressure gauge was not working properly. I have no idea where that came from."
"I've been smelling something. I thought it was coming from somebody else."
"I'm sorry, guys. We had a good piece, and we were just taking our time to be there at the end."
An animated gif of Gordon's blown engine below:
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