Daytona 500 Driver Ryan Newman In Horrific Crash, Rushed To Hospital

Daytona 500 driver Ryan Newman was rushed to a hospital Monday night after a fiery crash in the Florida race.

Newman was in the last lap of the NASCAR series race when a following car caught his back bumper, The Associated Press reported. Newman’s car flipped, then was struck again and skidded on its roof in flames for several yards.

Newman, 42, a native of South Bend, Indiana, is a 19-year NASCAR veteran who won the 2008 Daytona 500.

Driver Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash in the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.

Racer Denny Hamlin won his second Daytona 500 on Monday just seconds after Newman’s crash.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misspelled the winner’s name. It’s Hamlin.

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