Ryan Newman hospitalized after terrifying crash at Daytona 500


Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona five hundred 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 new minted surged into the lead on the final lap when blame these bumper caught the back of his Ford and set Newman hard right into the wall his car flipped rolled and then was hit on the driver's side by another car and finally skidded across the finish line and golf in flames it took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels the two thousand and eight Daytona five hundred winner was placed in a waiting ambulance the damage to his Mustang was extensive it appeared the entire roll cage designed to protect his head had caved in Steve o'donnell NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer read a statement Monday night at ten OO six PM eastern time from Roush Yates racing stating Newman's condition and that Newman is being treated at Halifax health Medical Center in Daytona beach Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center he's in serious condition but doctors have indicated his injuries or non life threatening we appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time Amil it is the first driver since sterling marlin in nineteen ninety five to win consecutive Daytona five hundred Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough also have won back to back Daytona five hundred Hammill wins by fourteen thousands of a second at the line the second closest finish in Daytona five

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