Photos show how Ryan Newman's devastating, fiery 190 mph crash at the Daytona 500 unfolded

Getty/Jared TiltonNewman was leading when crashed on the final lap.

Ryan Newman was left in a “serious condition” in hospital on Monday night following a devastating crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing driver Newman was leading the race in Florida with less than a lap remaining when he was spun out by Ryan Blaney, and subsequently thrown into the air as Corey LaJoie crashed into him at 190 miles-per-hour, according to Sky.

Newman’s car landed on its roof and burst into flames, before rescue crews rushed to stop the fire and get the 42-year-old out of the vehicle.

He was taken immediately to hospital, where doctors are treating him for serious but “non life threatening injuries.”

“Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Centre,” said NASCAR executive Steve O’Donnell after the incident.

“We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family at this time.”

See the full sequence of events, and the aftermath, below.

The crash started as Newman attempted to block a late surge from Blaney near the finish line.


Blaney hit the back of Newman, causing him to spin out and crash into the track’s retaining wall.


Newman’s car then flipped before LaJoie slammed into him at around 190 mph, causing his car to be thrown into the air.

Associated Press

As Newman landed and skidded along the tarmac his car set alight.

Getty/Jared Tilton/Mike Ehrmann

Once at a halt, Newman’s car could be seen leaking large amounts of fuel onto the ground.


Rescue crews rushed to put out the flames engulfing Newman’s car.

Getty/Mike Ehrmann

His pit crew watched on in horror as they were kept away from the scene.

AP/David Graham

The 42-year-old was then cut out of the vehicle by a crew of more than 20 rescuers.

AP/David Graham

And stretchered into an ambulance while being obscured by protective screens.

AP/David Graham

He was then taken to the nearby Halifax Medical Centre, where he remains in a serious condition. His injuries are not life threatening, NASCAR said.

Reuters/John David Mercer

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