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Newman in horrific crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a horror crash during the Daytona 500 in Florida on Monday.

Newman was jockeying for position with eventual winner, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Blaney, resulting in contact between the vehicles, which spun his No. 6 car into an outside wall. The vehicle was flipped onto its roof and was then hit on the driver's side by Corey LaJoie's oncoming car before it slid across the track upside down and ignited into flames.

The 42-year-old had to be cut out of his car before being transported directly to nearby Halifax Medical Center, with NASCAR and Roush Fenway Racing sharing an update in a subsequent statement.

"Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening," it read. "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 we will provide more information as it becomes available."

The Florida race saw Hamlin triumph for the second consecutive year.

A shaken Hamlin told ESPN following the race: "One day (winning the race) will all sink in. But right now all I'm thinking about is Ryan Newman."



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