Timeline: Ryan Newman hospitalized following Daytona 500 crash

Newman spun out, hit the wall, went airborne and hit another car. He was rushed to the hospital.

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.

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Crews used black screens to keep fans from seeing emergency crews pull Newman from his car to take him to the hospital.


12:15 a.m.

Ryan Newman remains in serious condition.

11:40 p.m.

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.

Watch below:

WFTV Washington, D.C. correspondent Blair Miller has been friends with Newman for about 15 years, meeting when they both lived in Charlotte, NC.

11:15 p.m.

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:

WFTV Sports Anchor Joe Kepner witnessed the crash from Victory Lane and watched as the black tarp was put up so crews could treat Newman.

10:26 p.m.

Jack Roush, CEO of Roush Fenway Racing, has arrived at Halifax Hospital. Doctors are treating Newman there right now.

10:16 p.m.

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:

10:06 p.m.

Newman’s injuries are not life threatening, NASCAR confirms via Twitter. Newman is in serious condition

10:00 p.m.

Newman’s hauler just left the speedway. He remains in the hospital. We have not heard an update on his condition yet.

9:45 p.m.

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.

Fans have gathered at the hospital where Ryan Newman was rushed to following a terrible crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500 Monday night.

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.

Newman was rushed to a local hospital after emergency crews shielded him with black tarps to keep the crowd from seeing what was happening.
Ryan Newman's car crashed at the end of the Daytona 500. He was rushed to the hospital.