NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was involved in a serious crash earlier today during the Daytona 500 but he’ll probably pull out of it.Embed from Getty Images
Official word came from NASCAR over their social media channels and during a small press conference announcing that Ryan Newman is alive and recovering after a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. Here’s their official tweet below.
February 18, 2020
Finally a #ryannewman update. Praying for the family pic.twitter.com/YVZws0XQFQ— Cpt. Cornelius Wallace (@CoreyWallace865) February 18, 2020
Following this bit of good news, our President tweeted out his well wishes and prayers for Ryan Newman and his family.
Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCAR driver! #PrayingForRyan— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2020
As an unfortunate reminder of what happened, here’s the final lap where Ryan’s car flipped. Thankfully, years of development in driver safety for both car and driver increased Ryan’s survival chances, more so today than ever before.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020
We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.com/qkEwQBpoP0
This is a developing story and we will update you all with information on his condition as it improves.