UPDATE: This was posted by Roush Fenway Racing Wednesday, Feb. 19, less than two days after a horrific crash at the Daytona 500.
UPDATE: RoushFenway racing released an update on Ryan Newman’s condition this afternoon.
FOX Sports also shared a story about who Ryan Newman is and what he means to NASCAR:
UPDATE: The president of Roush Fenway Racing, Steve Newmark, posted this update about the condition of #6 driver Ryan Newman:
UPDATE: Ryan Newman is in serious condition following a crash at the finish line of the Daytona 500, but doctors say his injuries aren’t life-threatening.
In a statement released by NASCAR on behalf of Roush Fenway Racing and Newman’s family, they gave an update on Newman’s condition and thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
As Monday night’s Daytona 500 winner, Denny Hamlin, raced first across the finish line for his third time, fellow driver Ryan Newman was caught with this car flipped upside down.
Hamlin beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line in the second-closest finish in race history, but the win for Joe Gibbs Racing came as Newman was wrecked as the leader and crossed the finish line with his car on its roof, engulfed in flames.
As the broadcast came to a close by the top of the 8 p.m. hour on the east coast, announcers on Fox revealed that Newman had been taken to the hospital.
After the race had finished, crews were working to remove Newman from his car after not receiving a response on his car radio. Drivers wished Newman the best as they waited for word on this condition, speaking to the press on the side of the race track.
The dramatic ending to Monday night’s event on the track in Daytona had been pushed back a day by rain for just the second time in 62 years and Hamlin won after two red flags and two overtimes. Hamlin is the first back-to-back Daytona winner since Sterling Marlin in 1995.
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