The ending of the Daytona 500 on Monday night was marred by a horrific car crash involving driver Ryan Newman. Newman, who was leading at the time, wiped out on the final lap of the race.
His No. 6 car spun out before hitting the wall and then going flying. Newman landed upside down and proceeded to skid down the track before finally coming to a stop with his car on fire.
Safety crews pulled Newman from the wreck and he was immediately taken to a local hospital. Miraculously, as of late last night, the 42-year-old was listed in serious condition with “non-life threatening” injuries.
If you saw the crash happen live or watched replays of it later, no doubt you expected much worse news for Newman. An incredible still shot of the car after it hit the wall illustrated just how serious a situation it was.
Look at the amount of damage to Newman’s automobile, as well as how high he is in the air. Now consider the fact the car landed on its roof.
You don’t fully understand the magnitude of a crash until you see a picture like this.
Ryan Newman has been taken to an area hospital.
The sports world is praying he’s ok🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/t9aJM9ZLXl
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) February 18, 2020
It is truly a miracle that Newman is alive. Hopefully he continues to recover.
We wish him the best.