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Power puts out fire in his Chevy IndyCar  NASCAR had its big fire moment at Daytona 500, when a jet fuel fire raged across the track. IndyCar’s first fire of the season wasn't quite the same inferno, but had its own twist.
A fire inside Will Power's race car ended his first day of testing at Sebring International Raceway, and the Australian grabbed an extinguisher to battle the blaze himself.

Take that, Brad Keselowski.

Keselowski and Power both drive for Penske Racing, but the NASCAR driver drew worldwide attention for pulling his phone out of a pocket during a red-flag in the Daytona 500 to tweet pictures of the jet dryer fire that stopped the race.

Power didn't actually have a fire extinguisher inside his car, but photos of him playing fire marshal caused many fans on Twitter to wonder why he was in position to fight the fire himself.

''The safety worker was across the track and he was an older gentleman, kind of struggling to get across, so I ran and grabbed it myself,'' Power said Tuesday, the second day of IndyCar testing at Sebring.

Although he was not in danger, Power had a sense of urgency about the fire because he was trying to protect his Chevrolet engine. A small leak started the fire, but the damage ruined the engine in his Penske Dallara DW12. The organization had to fly a new one into Sebring overnight, and it cost Power most of Tuesday morning's testing session. FOX on MSN

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