Ryan Newman remained in the lead in the final lap of the Daytona 500, simply ahead of Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney heading into Turn 4. Blaney bumped the back of Newman’s car, sending out Newman spinning into the wall. Another car then struck Newman’s No. 6 and released him into the air and down the speedway. The No. 6 Ford pulled up upside down and in flames. The AMR safety team existed within seconds and Newman was taken directly to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman’s car was turned at the line.
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“[Newman] remains in major condition, however physicians have actually suggested his injuries are not harmful,” Roush Fenway Racing stated in a declaration Monday night. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”
Hamlin hardly edged out Blaney to win his second straight Daytona 500 success. It was the second closest race in the history of the “Great American Race.” Hamlin immediately commemorated with a fist pump and burnouts, however his focus rapidly moved when he heard the seriousness of Newman’scrash
“It’s a weird balance of excitement and happiness for yourself, but obviously someone’s health and their family is bigger than any win in any sport,” Hamlin stated in an interview with ESPN. “We’re just hoping for the best.”
First a primary I wish to provide well prayers and dreams to @RyanJNewman. I had definitely NO CONCEPT of the seriousness of the crash till I got to success lane. There’s extremely little interaction after the finish and i had actually currently unhooked my radio. It’s not anybody’s fault. Rocket
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 18,2020
NASCAR hasn’t lost an active driver in its 3 significant circuits given that the death of Dale Earnhardt in 2001.
Below are the current updates on Newman’s condition.
Ryan Newman updates
11: 51 a.m. ET– The president of Roush Fenway Racing stated Newman remains hospitalized Tuesday early morning, however a more upgrade on the driver’s condition was not offered.