NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman “Continues Great Improvement” After Daytona 500 Crash

NASCAR Driver Transported To Hospital With Serious, But Non-Life Threatening Injuries.

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Roush Fenway Racing says NASCAR driver Ryan Newman continues to improve following a horrific crash at the Daytona 500.

A picture posted to Twitter shows Newman standing on his feet in a hospital gown with his daughters.

See below for details on the wreck.

Original Story (Posted February 18, 2020):

DAYTONA BEACH, FL  — Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 that hospitalized him with non-life-threatening injuries.

NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his race car. He remains in serious condition.  Officials say he is awake and speaking with family and doctors.

The wait for the update was excruciating for fellow NASCAR drivers and fans across auto racing. Safety crews rushed to Newman’s No. 6 Ford and worked to get the 42-year-old driver out of his seat. His car was on fire as it skidded to a stop.

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 for the second straight season, and 3rd time in his career.