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Support for Ryan Newman Pours In from the NASCAR Community After Daytona Crash

As the field came to the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash that sent him straight to the hospital.

As the entire NASCAR world awaited an update on Newman’s condition, the support came pouring in on social media.

Some of the messages included those from fellow competitors Corey LaJoie, Noah Gragson and more.


At 10:04 p.m. ET, NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell delivered the news everyone had been hoping for: Newman had survived the accident at Daytona. He also read the following statement from Roush Fenway Racing.

Once the news was delivered that while Newman is currently at the hospital in serious condition, the entire NASCAR world breathed a collective sigh of relief. Suddenly, the Frontstretch staffers who had gathered in a chat room nervously awaiting for news together turned from concern to hope, reminiscing about their favorite Newman memories.

Sure, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, and we have no idea what the future holds for Newman. But for tonight, we can rest a little easier knowing that doctors do not consider his injuries life-threatening.

The entire Frontstretch staff sends its thoughts and prayers to Newman and his family during this time.

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Content Director Beth heads up management of our 30-person staff, acting as Tom’s main assistant with technology and personnel while working as Frontstretch’s Truck Series expert. The author of Truckin’ Thursdays and the coordinator of the site’s pre and post-race coverage, she also runs a periodic charity column that spotlights when NASCAR gives back. A childhood transplant to Texas, Beth is a 15-year writing veteran who has contributed content to BRANDT and Athlon Sports, among other outlets.

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horrible. friends with ryan’s spotter. i was sick all night.

i don’t know if i can watch another race. so many memories of injured drivers flooded my mind last night….dale, remembering how ernie irvan got nailed, bobby allison.

200 mph = no good. i texted that to a friend last night before the mayhem started in the last segment.

prayers for ryan and the team.

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