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Sport Newman hospitalized after ghastly crash in Daytona 500

05:05  18 february  2020
05:05  18 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

Ryan Newman's terrifying crash mars finish to Daytona 500 won by Denny Hamlin

  Ryan Newman's terrifying crash mars finish to Daytona 500 won by Denny Hamlin Denny Hamlin won his second-straight Daytona 500, but the victory was subdued after Ryan Newman’s car flipped as they raced toward the checkered flag. About a football field from the finish, Newman led the race only to get turned by Ryan Blaney. As Newman’s car crashed behind them, Hamlin beat Blaney to the finish. Newman was blocking Blaney as they came to the finish line and got turned into the wall before the car went upside down. Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line. We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.

After a red-flag to clean the track of debris, the race returned to green with Hamlin out front followed by Buescher, Harvick, Newman and Clint Bowyer. Michael McDowell got into the back of Bowyer on the restart on the frontstretch to immediately place the race back under caution and into a second overtime.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney in an overtime photo finish marred by a terrifying crash that sent Ryan Newman to the hospital on Monday. Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Blaney’s bumper

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday night, sending him to a nearby hospital and leaving fellow NASCAR drivers and fans across the sport in an excruciating wait to learn how seriously he was hurt.

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as he collided with Corey LaJoie (32) on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)© Provided by Associated Press Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as he collided with Corey LaJoie (32) on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Safety crews rushed to Newman's No. 6 Ford and worked to extricate the 42-year-old driver from his seat. The car was on fire as it skidded to a stop and had to be turned onto its tires before they could get him out.

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Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second year in a row Monday, but everyone's thoughts after the race immediately turned to the condition of Ryan Newman , who was involved in a scary crash as the field crossed the finish line to end the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season-opener.

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Fox opted not to broadcast Newman's removal, which was shielded by large black screens put up by track crews.

Ryan Blaney, who locked bumpers with Newman and turned him sideways, sounded crestfallen. Corey LaJoie, who slammed into Newman's sideways car at full speed, watched a replay and insisted he had no way to avoid the contact. Fox Sports analyst and four-time Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon may have summed it up best.

Track personnel arrive to help Ryan Newman (6) after he flipped his car on the final lap in front of the grandstands during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)© Provided by Associated Press Track personnel arrive to help Ryan Newman (6) after he flipped his car on the final lap in front of the grandstands during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

“Safety's come a long way in this sport, but sometimes we are reminded that it is a very dangerous sport," Gordon said quietly as the broadcast came to a close with Newman's condition still unknown.

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The 62nd running of the Daytona 500 ended late on Monday night after a rain delay Sunday night. The event, however, ended in tragedy after a brutal last lap crash saw No. 6 driver Ryan Newman hospitalized while Denny Hamlin celebrated victory.

Ryan Newman was taken directly to a local hospital after a fiery crash on the final lap of Monday's Daytona 500 . It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. The 2008 Daytona 500 winner was placed in a waiting ambulance and taken directly to Halifax Health Medical Center in

Breathtaking crashes are common at Daytona International Speedway, where drivers racing for position at 200 mph and in tight quarters often make contact.

Austin Dillon memorably crashed into the catch fence on the final lap of the 2015 July race at Daytona and remarkably walked away unscathed. Dillon's car went airborne and tore down part of the fence and injured several fans. Dillon's torn car, with its engine already resting on another part of the track, ended up on its roof and then was smashed into by Brad Keselowski's car.

NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)© Provided by Associated Press NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Newman's wreck looked just as awful.

Blaney turned him hard right and into the outside wall. His car immediately flipped and was sliding on its side when LaJoie rammed into it.

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Hamlin emerged from a tight race, which ended with a serious wreck involving Newman , to win the Daytona 500 for the second year in a row. A series of rainstorms caused a delay after several laps, and the rest of the race was eventually postponed until Monday. Just 50 miles of the scheduled 500

The Daytona 500 resumed Monday after the race was postponed for just the second time in 62 years, following rain delays. NASCAR was committed to running its version of the Super Bowl, regardless. Monday marked the third time the Daytona 500 ran on Presidents Day, the other two in 1959 and 1970.

“Dang I hope Newman is ok,” LaJoie tweeted. “That is worst case scenerio and I had nowhere to go but smoke.”

Denny Hamlin won the race for Joe Gibbs Racing, his second straight victory in the season opener and third in the last five years. The team celebrated near the start-finish line and again when confetti flew in victory lane, prompting Gibbs to later apologize.

“Some people may have saw us and said, 'Those guys are celebrating when there's a serious issue going on,'" Gibbs said. "I apologize to everybody. We really didn't know. We got in the winner's circle and then that's when people told us. I wanted to explain that to everyone.

"That's what makes it so hard. Such a close-knit community, you know everybody. ... If you think about all the wrecks that we've had over the last how many number of years, some of them have been real serious. We've been real fortunate.”

It wasn't the first flipping crash for Newman at Daytona or at another superspeedway, Talladega. His car went airborne and flipped repeatedly in the 2003 Daytona 500. He landed on his roof in that one and did again at Talladega in 2009.

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Chris Buescher (17) goes low to avoid Ryan Newman (6) a he wrecks and flips on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)© Provided by Associated Press Chris Buescher (17) goes low to avoid Ryan Newman (6) a he wrecks and flips on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

He's been a harsh critic of NASCAR's struggles to keep cars on the ground, even getting fined for public comments the sanctioning body considered negative. In 2010, he said fans shouldn't even go to the track to see races at Talladega Superspeedway.

The Indiana native, who graduated with an engineering degree from Purdue, said earlier during Speedweeks that he felt renewed in his second year at Roush Fenway Racing.

“It's all about competitiveness and fun,” he said. "I want to have fun with my life. If I can have fun in this garage doing it and get paid what I feel like I deserve to get paid, then I'm all for it. It's got to be fun and it's got be rewarding in more ways than one.

“I'm doing it past when I said I was going to do it 10 years ago. I don't know how to give the answer anymore, I really don't. I always said 40 and I'm 42 now."

Newman also announced last week he and his wife had split after 16 years of marriage. They have two daughters together and both girls were at his side in the moments before Sunday's race began, only to be delayed a day by rain.

Newman awake, speaking after horrific Daytona 500 crash

  Newman awake, speaking after horrific Daytona 500 crash DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors a day after his horrific crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver Tuesday, about 20 hours after Newman's car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames.Everyone watching feared the worst Monday night and had to wait nearly two hours to learn that Newman's injuries were not considered life-threatening.

“I feel just renewed in general, the team, the people, the opportunities, the sponsors," he said. "All that makes a big difference to me. We've got to perform better. Just because we performed better than they had done in the past doesn't mean it's up to my standards and my goals.

Ryan Newman (6) crashes on the last lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)© Provided by Associated Press Ryan Newman (6) crashes on the last lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)

"I feel like we need to step it up and that's a big part of me wanting to continue doing what I'm doing.”

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Newman confirms he suffered head injury in Daytona 500 crash .
Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details.''I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I'm currently being treated,'' Newman wrote in a statement. ''The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.

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