Daytona 500 Ends With Serious Crash Involving Ryan Newman

Newman was removed from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 17: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, races during the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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On Monday, the Daytona 500, which was pushed back a day due to weather, ended with a vicious crash that flipped the car of Ryan Newman. 

As you can see below, Newman's car turns over a number of times before crossing the finish line with flames on its roof:

Wow: Horrific crash #RyanNewman to finish #Daytona500

— Tony Potts (@TonyPotts1) February 18, 2020
Another viewpoint. Wow! I’ve watched NASCAR for years and that was one of the worst wrecks I’ve ever seen🙏
A stretcher is next to Newman’s car. Crews are using black screens to keep fans from seeing. And media has just been told to leave the pits. #DAYTONA500

Newman was removed from the vehicle and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center. According to NASCAR, the injuries Newman sustained during the crash are serious but aren't life-threatening.

.@NASCAR's @odsteve provided an update on the condition of Ryan Newman, following a crash on the final lap of the #Daytona500.

Denny Hamlin was crowned the winner of the Daytona 500. It's the third time he's won. 

"I think we take for granted sometimes how safe the cars are, and No. 1, we are praying for Ryan,'' Hamlin said after the race.

“Ryan’s a tough guy”

Denny Hamlin speaking room the media now after winning the #Dayton500.

Says he’s like everyone else just waiting for an update on Newman.

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