NASCAR's Ryan Newman Injured After Horrific Daytona 500 Crash

The NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500 Following Ryan Newman's Fiery Crash at Finish Line- Video AFP 2019 Mike Ehrmann

Hamlin's celebration in victory lane was subdued in light of a terrifying crash late in the final lap that sent Ryan Newman to the hospital.

Newman's wreck of a vehicle skidded on its side down the track in a fireball until finally stopping.

Newman remains hospitalized at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, the statement from Roush Fenway Racing noted. No other information was provided. One of these crashes took out 19 drivers with just 17 laps left to run in the race. "He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening", the statement said.

Hamlin said Ryan Newman is a "tough guy" in his post-race speech.

The race on Sunday was postponed a day for just the second time in 62 years after it rained moments after Trump's ceremonial pace lap.

"When everything happened at the end of the race, I knew that there was a race, but I never even focused over there", Gibbs said. "Hopefully, Ryan Newman's all right".

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Footage from the final lap shows Blaney attempt to overtake Newman for the lead of the race coming into the final turn.

Fox analyst and former NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon summed up the emotions of the accident afterward, saying, "Safety has come a long way in this sport, but sometimes we are reminded that it is a very risky sport".

We asked if he had spoken with Newman since the crash - "No, I haven't spoken to him, but obviously they updated last night". Hamlin became the first consecutive victor since Sterling Marlin in 1994 and 1995.

Hamlin won after two red flags and two overtimes.

"He blocked the top, and then he blocked the bottom too, and at that point when he blocked the bottom, I was just committed to pushing to win, try to get a Ford to win instead of [Hamlin]".

"I didn't see the contact the other auto has with [Ryan] when he was in the air", he told CBS Sports.

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