NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is in serious condition after a devastating crash last night, Feb 17, at the Daytona 500. Sources say that his injuries are not life threatening, but very serious. NASCAR released a statement about Newman’s condition.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020
42 year old Ryan Newman was leading on the final lap when the driver behind him, Ryan Blaney clipped Newman’s No. 6 Ford Mustang. This caused Newman to spin out and flip upside down, while another driver, Corey LaJoie hit Newman again sending him airborne.
Many people have sent out their thoughts for Ryan Newman via Twitter.
Big prayers for Newman
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 18, 2020
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2020
Dang I hope Newman is ok. That is worst case scenerio and I had nowhere to go but smoke.
— Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) February 18, 2020
Newman was the winner at the 2008 Daytona 500.