Shock at the Nascar race in Daytona Beach!
On the last lap of the race there was a terrible accident involving Ryan Newman (42). The US racing driver's car flipped over several times on Monday at the Daytona 500 and was subsequently skidded across the road.
Absolutely brutal crash at the end of the #DAYTONA500
Absolutely brutal crash at the end of the #DAYTONA500— Sports ReUp (@SportsReUp) February 18, 2020
Praying that Ryan Newman is okay🙏🙏pic.twitter.com/2RTVvZWOg8
According to his team, the driver was seriously, but probably not fatally, injured, according to the doctors treating him. ⬛ The last fatal accident in a Nascar race was 19 years ago, when Dale Earnhardt died in Daytona Beach.
Sparks fly as the crashed car slides on the roof over the track. Photo: David Graham / AP Photo / dpa.
Shortly before Denny Hamlin's victory, Ryan Blaney, who was ultimately in second place, touched Newman's car when he was just taking the lead. His Ford Mustang then crashed into the perimeter wall, overturned and was hit by another car on the driver's side.
|Doctors care for Newmann in an ambulance while the wreck is being recovered Photo: Mike Ehrmann / AFP.|
Daytona 500 2020 accident.
It only took few minutes to put the race car back on the wheels and the 2008 Daytona winner was then taken to a hospital.
The traditional party for winner Denny Hamlin, who won for the third time, was canceled due to the bad accident.
“I think sometimes we take it for granted how safe the cars are. But first of all we pray for Ryan, ”said Hamlin.