DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was taken to the hospital after a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday.
Newman crossed the finish line with his car upside down.
Ryan Newman remains in serious condition.
WFTV anchors Greg Warmoth and Martha Sugalski spoke with one of Ryan Newman’s longtime friends live on the phone during WFTV Eyewitness News at 11.
Washington, D.C. correspondent Blair Miller said he spoke with Newman’s wife after the crash.
Emergency crews were forced to cut the roof off of Newman’s car to extract him from the wreckage.
Watch WFTV Sports Anchor Joe Kepner’s live report below:
Jack Roush, CEO of Roush Fenway Racing, has arrived at Halifax Hospital. Doctors are treating Newman there right now.
Newman is in surgery right now. His condition remains serious, but he is expected to live.
Watch WFTV Joe Kepner’s live report from the Speedway below:
Newman’s injuries are not life threatening, NASCAR confirms via Twitter. Newman is in serious condition
Newman’s hauler just left the speedway. He remains in the hospital. We have not heard an update on his condition yet.
Fans are waiting outside of Halifax Hospital for news about Ryan Newman.
We will have live updates beginning at 10:00 p.m. on TV 27. You can watch it stream live by clicking here.
9 p.m. After his win, Denny Hamlin told reporters that “Ryan’s a tough guy," and that he’s waiting for everyone else for an update.
8:35 p.m. Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted his condolences.
8:30 p.m. WFTV Sports reporter Joe Kepner has been following the crash from the scene. Watch video from the scene below.