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

05:40  18 february  2020
05:40  18 february  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Newman hospitalized after ghastly crash in Daytona 500

  Newman hospitalized after ghastly crash in Daytona 500 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. 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. Fox opted not to broadcast Newman's removal, which was shielded by large black screens put up by track crews.

Denny Hamlin is the winner after a thrilling and grueling Daytona 500 that took two days, and overtime; and saw multiple caution flags The celebration in victory lane was muted after Hamlin 's win because of a crash on the final lap of the green-white-checker finish that saw Ryan Newman ' s No. 6 car go

Hamlin and Newman were heading side by side towards the finish line when the latter tried to take the lead but unfortunately caught another car behind Here' s the end of the Daytona 500 - Denny Hamlin wins his third but the real story is Ryan Newman , who ended up on his roof after a scary crash at the

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.

a group of people riding skis on top of a car: 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 Yahoo! Sports 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)

About a football field from the finish, Newman led the race only to get turned by Ryan Blaney. Newman’s car flipped, then got hit directly on the driver’s side as it skidded on the track upside down.

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Denny Hamlin emerged as a three-time winner of the Daytona 500 as Ryan Newman ’ s No. 6 Ford flipped on the last lap and ended up on its roof. Safety crews worked to turn Newman ’ s No. 6 Ford upright and Fox Sports reported that once Newman was extracted from the car, he would immediately

(AP) — 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 caught the back of

As Newman’s car crashed behind them, Hamlin beat Blaney to the finish.

Rescue crews worked for minutes after the crash to extricate Newman from the car and he was transported to a local hospital. No immediate update was given on his condition.

Newman was blocking Blaney as they came to the finish line and got turned into the wall before the car went upside down.

Hamlin initially celebrated the win in the moments after crossing the finish line but was subdued in victory lane. He immediately asked on his radio after taking the checkered flag about Newman.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Donald Trump among supporters wishing Ryan Newman well after Daytona 500 crash

  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Donald Trump among supporters wishing Ryan Newman well after Daytona 500 crash Ryan Newman suffered a violent crash at the end of Monday’s Daytona 500 that left him hospitalized in serious condition. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The NASCAR community reached out after Monday's terrifying Daytona 500 conclusion. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) The frightening scene prompted an outpouring of support on social media from the NASCAR community and President Donald Trump.What happened?The veteran driver was leading on the final lap when Ryan Blaney made contact from behind, sending Newman’s car out of control.

Denny Hamlin is the winner after a thrilling and grueling Daytona 500 that took two days, and overtime; and saw multiple caution The celebration in victory lane was muted after Hamlin 's win because of a crash on the final lap of the green-white-checker finish that saw Ryan Newman ' s car go airborne

Ryan Newman was taken to the hospital after a scary car crash marred the end of the Daytona 500 . Newman was fighting for positioning with eventual winner Danney Hamlin and Ryan Blaney, when his No. 6 car spun into the wall, flipped onto its roof and was then hit by Corey LaJoie’ s vehicle.

“I think we take for granted sometimes how safe the cars are,” Hamlin said after getting out of his car. “But number one, we're praying for Ryan. Worked really well with Ryan through this whole race, and obviously he got turned right there.”

Hamlin said after the race he didn’t know the true severity of Newman’s crash until he was informed by Fox after he celebrated in the infield.

“Bumpers hooked up wrong and turned him,” Blaney explained. “I hope he’s alright. It looked pretty bad. Definitely just trying to push him to a win.”

The crash to end the race was one of many that filled the race’s final laps.

A huge crash took out nearly 20 cars with just fewer than 20 laps to go. More wrecks followed, as drivers jockeyed for position to win NASCAR’s biggest race.

Ryan Newman in serious condition after violent crash in last lap of Daytona 500

  Ryan Newman in serious condition after violent crash in last lap of Daytona 500 Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash just as Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 Monday at Daytona International Speedway. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Ryan Newman before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) Newman's team, Roush Fenway Racing, issued a statement shortly after 10 p.m. ET with an update on Newman's condition.RELATED ARTICLE:  Hamlin goes back to back"Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center," the statement read.

Ryan Newman (6) lands on his roof after crashing and crossed the finish line that way at the NASCAR Daytona 500 . / Hamlin joined six Hall of Fame drivers as winners of three or more Daytona 500 s . He tied Dale Jarrett — who gave JGR its first Daytona 500 win in 1993 — Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison.

Newman ' s injuries are not life threatening. A wild ending to Monday's 62nd running of the Daytona 500 featured a scary accident involving driver Ryan Newman near the finish line. As Denny Hamlin celebrated his win in NASCAR's marquee season-opening race, Newman was quickly transported to

After multiple wrecks, it came down a two-lap sprint to the finish. Chase Elliott hit the wall on the final lap, but NASCAR kept the race green as the finish unfolded.

This report will be updated with more on Newman’s condition.

Why Blaney was trying to push Newman

The draft has always been an integral part of succeeding at Daytona. Multiple cars lined up together go faster than one car does by itself. And you can go even faster when you push the car ahead of you.

Hamlin did that successfully with Newman in the next-to-last green-flag run. He pushed Newman way out in front of everyone else and then made a pass for the lead.

Blaney was clearly trying to do something similar with his fellow Ford driver as Hamlin in his Toyota was racing them for the win.

But we saw throughout the previous nine days at Daytona that pushing a car ahead comes with a ton of risk. The crash with just fewer than 20 scheduled laps to go happened when Joey Logano pushed Aric Almirola into Brad Keselowski. The push from Almirola didn’t hit Keselowski perfectly square in the back bumper and it sent Keselowski into the wall and triggered a pileup.

Ryan Newman's Daytona 500 crash another reminder of how tenuous NASCAR's line between safety and thrills can be

  Ryan Newman's Daytona 500 crash another reminder of how tenuous NASCAR's line between safety and thrills can be NASCAR’s most significant safety improvements have come in the wake of major crashes. Restrictor plates were added to cars’ engines at Talladega and Daytona after Bobby Allison’s scary crash. Head and neck restraints became mandatory in the wake of Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash in the 2001 Daytona 500. Energy-absorbing SAFER barriers were added to inside walls and other unprotected barriers in the wake of violent wrecks that injured Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch less than two years apart.

The same basic thing happened as Blaney tried to hook up with Newman. The contact he made with Newman, the 2008 winner of the Daytona 500, wasn’t just exactly right — it’s hard to do that so perfectly when you’re hurtling toward the checkered flag at nearly 200 MPH. And Newman’s car careened into the wall.

You can’t fault Blaney in the slightest for making the move he did. Pushing drivers ahead of you is the nature of the game at Daytona with the cars so close together because of NASCAR’s rules limiting their horsepower.

The final stage was full of crashes

The race was relatively calm through the first two stages. But that 19-car crash triggered by Logano’s bump of Almirola with 16 scheduled laps to go was the first of four cautions for crashes in the race’s final 24 laps. And that doesn’t count the crash that involved Newman at the finish.

A two-car crash followed that wreck three laps after the race got restarted. Then a nine-car crash happened on lap 200 of the 209-lap race when Ryan Preece and Ross Chastain made contact entering turn 1. That crash resulted in a second post-crash red flag.

The 209 laps mean the race is the longest Daytona 500 in history. It was also just the second 500 that had been finished on Monday because of rain. The race was pushed to Monday after two rain delays and just 20 laps of racing on Sunday.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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Hamlin didn't have chance to understand severity of Newman's crash until minutes after winning Daytona 500 .
Denny Hamlin never saw Ryan Newman’s car after it flashed across his bumper Monday night. 

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