As if tonight's Sprint Unlimited race at Daytona weren't bad enough (wrecks and mechanical failures have left all of eight cars still on the track), the season-opening exhibition has been delayed further by the pace car catching fire.

That car, a Chevy SS piloted by Brett Bodine, had to pull off the track while the fire team attended to it. (We're told a spare SS is on hand for such emergencies.) Strangely, the fire seemed to be coming from the rear of the car; did the differential explode? Seeing as how Mr. Goodwrench hasn't had a RWD Chevrolet sedan to work on in nearly two decades we wouldn't be surprised.

[Fox Sports 1]