Ryan Newman Rushed to Hospital After Car Flips and Goes Up in Flames During Scary Wreck to Finish Daytona 500
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020
We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.com/qkEwQBpoP0
NASCAR is exciting, boring and scary all at the same time… but today, to finish the Daytona 500, the latter of those 3 was on display.
Ryan Newman (#6 car) was riding in the top-3 before being bumped from behind in the wrong spot, before flipping over the field behind him.
The worst came at the end though, when he slides for what seems like forever on the drivers-side door, with sparks being thrown in every direction, before that entire side of the car goes up in flames.
It’s a scary sight.
We don’t have any updates at this moment… but the NASCAR and sports world is holding their collective breath, as we wait for positive news on the state of Ryan Newman.
Praying for @RyanJNewman right now.— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) February 18, 2020
We ask that out of respect for privacy that you please do not speculate on Ryan Newman’s condition until an official statement has been issued by @NASCAR, @FordPerformance, or @RoushFenway racing. Thank you.— Roush Yates Engines (@roushyates) February 18, 2020
UPDATE: 9:10 PM
BREAKING: Ryan Newman is undergoing further treatment and evaluation.— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) February 18, 2020
On behalf of Roush Racing statement:
Ryan Newman is in serious condition but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.
It looks like Ryan Newman’s injuries won’t be life threatening, as he get further evaluated at the hospital. At least for now, we can take a deep breath while we wait for more updates…
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan