NASCAR fans at the Daytona 500 witnessed a horrific crash at 190mph involving driver Ryan Newman, resulting in his car flipping and catching fire.
Ryan Newman was leading the Daytona 500 in Florida on Monday night when he was hit from behind by second place driver, Ryan Blaney. Newman’s Ford car began to spin and flip severely as he collided with the wall on the track.
After colliding with the wall, Newman was also struck on the driver’s side of his car by Corey LaJoie. His car eventually came to a halt after skidding, for what seemed like a lifetime, on the roof of his car. Once the car had stopped, it suddenly burst into flames.
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Emergency crews immediately rushed to Newman’s car.
He was soon removed form the car and black tarp was erected around the scene while Newman was transported into an ambulance.
Miraculously, Newman’s injuries are not life-threatening. Newman is however in a serious condition but is expected to make a full recovery.
Many of Newman’s fellow drivers have wished him a speedy recovery, including LaJoie.
He said: “Dang I hope Newman is OK. That is worst case scenario and I had nowhere to go but smoke.”