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Duane Barnes grateful for well wishes

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:43 AM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The driver of the safety truck that exploded into flames during the Daytona 500 thanked NASCAR fans Tuesday night for their concern.

Duane Barnes was driving the jet drier that was hit under caution when something broke on Juan Pablo Montoya's car and sent it careening into the truck. The collision caused a raging inferno that scorched the track and stopped Monday night's race for just over two hours.

"I appreciate everyone for taking the time to write, call ...

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