Ryan Newman hospitalized after crash in Daytona 500.Feb 18, 2020
NASCAR's Eve O'Donnell with Newman's conditioner Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center, he is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated that his injuries are not life-threatening. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and will provide more information as it becomes available again. You never want to hear the term serious but not life threatening. as positive as you can expect given the nature of the accident. Now, it's not surprising that this affects many fans of NASCAR fans.
Ryan Newman fans, many people gathered here outside the hospital waiting for news on Newman's condition. non life threatening injuries a fan we talked to Chet from Ponce Inlet a long time NASCAR fan family is there I mean it was my son's birthday and you know? he tore up about it you know and he's a diehard racing game he just turned 13 so he's tough yeah he hits everybody hard no question about it and no question what the incident of tonight has made the NASCAR community at large current drivers former drivers fanatic team owners all gathered as one sending thoughts and prayers throughout the night let's send things now to the Speedway where new six sports director Jamie says that is waiting hi jamie thanks
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newman's car settled after that vicious
crashwhere ryan welch just showed his momentum by taking him along pit road and he settled right there.
It took emergency crews several minutes to get Newman out of the vehicle, and once they did, he was immediately taken to Halifax Medical now Ryan. Newman was racing for the checkered flag in the Daytona 500, going for his second championship when he spun out and was involved in that vicious
crashthat allowed D. Enny Hamlin to take the lead and take the checkered flag for his third win now Hamlin knew there was an accident but didn't know the extent until he pulled into Victory Lane and was told as soon as he found out and his team found out that's when the celebration was really subdued.
You know racing is so competitive that it's an ultra-competitive sport, but also a close-knit one. These pilots know each other very well. Hamlin and Newman have been competing against each other for years and years. This is Denny Hamlin's reaction. to the wreck, like everyone else, you give us an update on what's going on and we just know that a person's health is more important than any career or any accomplishment you might have, so we're praying for Ryan, right? now and that's all we're thinking thank you all you guys are praying and cheering for ryan and we all hope you know he was very off here once we understood you know what had happened he was off around the track races when that The accident occurred when the fans, the media drivers, tried to get the latest on Ryan Newman.
Denny Hamlin has now won the Daytona 500 three times, but again he was thinking about his partner in the driver's seat Ryan Newman a little more about Ryan Newman 42-year-old from A 20-year veteran of Cup racing, he won the Daytona 500 before becoming a well-known man and father of two. Reporting live from Daytona International Speedway. we appreciate the last of you out there thank you
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