DAYTONA BEACH, Florida. — Denny Hamlin won the 62nd running of the Daytona 500.
It’s Hamlin’s second win in a row in the Great American Race. As much as many wanted to celebrate with Hamlin in Victory Lane, much of the attention was focused on Ryan Newman.
The South Bend, Indiana-native was leading the race on final lap, but was spun out as the field approached the start-finish line.
Newman spun head on into the safer barrier of the outside wall, flipped upside down, and was hit on the driver side of the car by another oncoming car.
It took safety workers several minutes to flip the car over and extract Newman who was subsequently taken to a local hospital, according to Fox Sports.
In a statement, NASCAR said Newman’s injuries are serious, but non-life threatening. He is undergoing treatment at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman’s car was flipped at the line.
We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.com/qkEwQBpoP0
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