NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, a Purdue alumnus, is in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries after a horrendous last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president, said Newman was transported to Halifax Medical Center for further treatment and evaluation.
“Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. His is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening,” O’Donnell said. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time.”
“You forget about racing... all you care about is him and his family. That’s all that matters. The racing is secondary from there.” Larry McReynolds and Jamie McMurray react to the latest news on Ryan Newman. pic.twitter.com/h9aADz8cjZ— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020