By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to NASCAR, Ryan Newman is alive. He was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida on Monday night.
He is in serious condition. But doctors believe he’ll recover from his injuries.
Newman was involved in a horrific crash on the last lap of the 2020 Daytona 500. He was leading the race when things took a turn for the worse.
“We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time,” NASCAR said in a statement from Roush Fenway Racing. “We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”
After leading “The Great American Race,” he lost control of his vehicle. He then slammed into the wall.
Newman then went upside down and twisted. As he was going through the air, Corey LaJoie crashed into his driver’s side.
The No. 6 car, driven by Newman, finished the race in ninth. His car came to a stop on top of his hood, as there was a fire with gas leaking out.
NASCAR medical officials rushed to Newman’s aid. First, they put out the fire.
Then, they attempted to get Newman out of of his vehicle. The medicinal professionals had to cut him out of his vehicle, then he was transported to the local hospital.
“Dang I hope Newman is OK,” LaJoie said on Twitter. “That is worst case scenario and I had nowhere to go but smoke.”