Newman has non-life-threatening injuries after Daytona crash

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Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as he collided with Corey LaJoie (32) on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Ryan Newman was involved in a ghastly crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 that hospitalized him with non-life-threatening injuries.

NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his race car. He remains in serious condition.

The wait for the update was excruciating for fellow NASCAR drivers and fans across auto racing. Safety crews rushed to Newman’s No. 6 Ford and worked to get the 42-year-old driver out his seat. His car was on fire as it skidded to a stop.

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