Ryan Newman Involved in Fiery Crash at Conclusion of Daytona 500


Ryan Newman was involved in a fiery crash in the final laps of the Daytona 500 on Monday, as his car crashed into the wall and flipped over into the infield on the final lap. 

Newman had the lead with two laps to go, but he was hit by Ryan Blaney's car as the two raced to the finish line. Newman had to be pulled out of the car by crews near the finish line, and he was taken directly to the hospital.

Roush Fenway Racing released a statement on Newman's condition on Monday night.

"Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening," Roush Fenway Racing wrote. "We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time."

Denny Hamlin raced ahead for the victory after Newman's crash. The win marked Hamlin's third Daytona 500 victory, and he became the first driver since 1995 to win in consecutive years.

“Bumpers hooked up wrong and turned [Newman],” Blaney said following the race. “I hope he’s alright, it looked pretty bad. Definitely just trying to push him to a win.”