A wild ending to Monday’s 62nd running of the Daytona five hundred highlighted a frightening accident involving driver Ryan Newman in the vicinity of the complete line. As Denny Hamlin celebrated his get in NASCAR’s marquee period-opening race, Newman was immediately transported to Halifax Professional medical Center. He is in severe condition, but his accidents are not everyday living threatening, according to a statement from Roush Fenway Racing.
In the ultimate extend of the race, Newman was top the pack till he was bumped from behind by Ryan Blaney. The speak to despatched Newman crashing into the wall right before a different driver collided with the driver’s side of the Newman’s auto, sending Newman’s No. 6 airborne right before it came crashing to a halt upside-down on the side of the keep track of.
The motor vehicle briefly caught on fireplace right before it was extinguished by keep track of staff. Newman required to be extracted from the auto right before being loaded into an ambulance and transported to a close by hospital. According to WFTV, black screens were being set up all-around the crash internet site to hold followers from looking at Newman get pulled out of the motor vehicle and set on a stretcher.
Newman, 42, is a 19-12 months NASCAR veteran who at this time operates the No. 6 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. He won the 2008 Daytona five hundred.
“The complete, the background, that is all fantastic. A person working day it will all sink in. But proper now all I’m thinking about is Ryan Newman,” Hamlin told ESPN.
Numerous other current and former drivers presented support and properly wishes for Newman:
Further updates will be posted as they turn into offered, but the frightening scene still left a somber cloud over what should really have been a joyous and thrilling complete to just one of racing’s most well known yearly occasions. It was the second-closest complete ever at the Daytona five hundred.