SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory - High Wind Watch - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries after fiery Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman, leading the final lap of NASCAR's Daytona 500, was involved in a fiery crash that saw his car spin and go airborne, flipping several times. FOX television commentators said Newman was removed and taken directly to a local hospital, where he remains in serious condition.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 3:52 AM
Updated: Feb 19, 2020 8:30 AM


Ryan Newman, leading the final lap of NASCAR's Daytona 500, was involved in a fiery crash Monday that saw his car spin and go airborne, flipping several times.

FOX television commentators said Newman was removed and taken directly to a local hospital.

'Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center,' according to a statement posted on Twitter by Roush Fenway Racing. 'He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.'

The 42-year-old racer is in his 19th full season in the NASCAR Cup series, according to his profile on the association's website. He was the 2008 winner of the Daytona 500 and holds 18 Cup Series wins, according to the website.

Following Thursday's Twin Duel Races, in which Newman finished third in his Koch Industries Ford, he said in a statement 'the big one is on Sunday.'

Monday's race at Daytona International Speedway in Florida was postponed from Sunday because of inclement weather.

'We had great execution by everybody at Ford to have a good, strong finish here,' Newman said in his statement after Thursday's race. 'I think we had the top four cars and it's something to look forward to for the 500.'

Ford: 'To hear positive news is a relief'

Following news of Newman's update, Mark Rushbrook, the Ford Performance Motorsports global director, said the team was 'grateful.'

'We had been waiting for information just like everyone else, so to hear some positive news tonight is a relief,' Rushbrook said in a statement. 'Ryan has been an important part of the Roush Fenway and Ford NASCAR program this past year, and he is so respected for being a great competitor by everyone in the sport.'

'The entire Ford family is sending positive thoughts for his recovery, but our first thoughts remain with his family and his team.'

Denny Hamlin was named winner Monday, marking his third career win at 'the Great American Race,' NASCAR's marquee event and first race of the NASCAR Cup season.

This was the 62nd running of the race.

The crash comes almost 19 years to the day since seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. suffered a fatal crash on the final lap of the race, on February 18, 2001.

In an interview with reporters after Monday's race, Hamlin called the accident the 'worst-case scenario' in a race.

'We're praying for the best. Ryan's ... a tough guy. We're hoping that he comes out of this good.'

In a statement later Monday night, Hamlin said he had 'no idea of the severity of the crash until I got to victory lane.'

'There's very little communication after the finish and I had already unhooked my radio,' he said in a tweet.

Last week, Newman tweeted he would be separating from his wife, Krissie, after 16 years of marriage.

'We will continue to jointly raise our girls, while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch,' he wrote, mentioning his animal welfare non-profit. 'Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that (our) daughters' privacy be respected at this time.'

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 348766

Reported Deaths: 4161
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah54797689
Washington37988313
Marion36055444
Clackamas29094304
Lane26966298
Jackson22632300
Deschutes19577123
Umatilla14241144
Linn12380120
Douglas11795240
Josephine9233195
Yamhill8517110
Klamath7709110
Polk715380
Malheur551574
Benton529130
Coos489691
Columbia371343
Jefferson361450
Union313146
Lincoln310638
Wasco281540
Crook274745
Clatsop239529
Baker198028
Tillamook193328
Hood River188337
Morrow181623
Curry178122
Harney108424
Grant97612
Lake89011
Wallowa67012
Gilliam1484
Sherman1463
Wheeler991
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4812309

Reported Deaths: 70616
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147679126410
Riverside3693444990
San Diego3646344163
San Bernardino3563155566
Orange3227415518
Sacramento1576212279
Santa Clara1445181890
Kern1441461605
Fresno1441232051
Alameda1198871374
San Joaquin1018071708
Ventura1005241164
Contra Costa99234982
Stanislaus851571315
Tulare78945951
San Francisco54031645
San Mateo53828622
Monterey50696582
Solano45761334
Santa Barbara44836521
Merced41781577
Sonoma40711402
Placer38902415
Imperial35642764
Kings32369314
San Luis Obispo29653329
Madera23518281
Butte23364260
Shasta23360334
Santa Cruz20861218
Yolo20147247
Marin17581243
El Dorado16960149
Sutter13775169
Napa12808100
Yuba994282
Tehama9298104
Humboldt9102108
Nevada903990
Mendocino752786
Lassen746346
San Benito737372
Tuolumne673993
Lake6506104
Amador537264
Siskiyou442742
Glenn430330
Calaveras381780
Del Norte356141
Colusa301718
Inyo196739
Mono16445
Plumas15756
Mariposa127315
Trinity86011
Modoc6698
Unassigned1860
Sierra1760
Alpine1020
Out of CA00
Medford
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 45°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 46°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 45°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
45° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 45°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
29° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 29°
Winds pick up Tuesday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events