Drivers, President Donald Trump express concern for Ryan Newman after wreck at Daytona 500

Ryan Newman was sent slipping in a nasty wreck at the end of the rain-delay Daytona 500 on Monday.

Ryan Blaney nudged Newman, who was leading on the final lap, and Newman’s car hit the wall. His car was struck by a trailing car, flipped and skidded along the track. 

Denny Hamlin passed Blaney at the finish line for the victory, which was Hamlin’s second straight Daytona 500 win and third overall. Newman was credited with fourth place in NASCAR’s premier race. 

Newman was taken directly to a Daytona Beach-area hospital after being removed from his car. Newman’s team, Roush Fenway Racing, issued a statement shortly after 10 p.m. ET Monday with an update on Newman’s condition.

“Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical¬†Center,” the statement read.¬†“He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life¬†threatening.

After the race, Newman’s fellow drivers and others throughout the NASCAR world took to Twitter to express their thoughts and prayers for the man in the No. 6

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