(KLTV) - NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman is in serious condition after a horrific crash in the closing moments of Monday night’s Daytona 500.
Members of the racing community took to Twitter Tuesday morning to share the news that Newman’s injuries were not considered by doctors to be life-threatening.
Roush Fenway Racing released an update on its driver Tuesday, about 20 hours after Newman’s car slammed into the wall at nearly 200 mph, flipped, got T-boned by another car, flipped several more times and skidded to a halt in flames.
Denny Hamlin won after two red flags and two overtimes. He’s the first back-to-back Daytona winner since Sterling Marlin in 1995.
There has not been a fatality in NASCAR’s elite Cup Series since Dale Earnhardt died in a crash on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
The race on Sunday was postponed a day for just the second time in 62 years after it rained moments after Trump’s ceremonial pace lap.