The crash happened about a football field from the finish line with Newman leading the Great American Race. Immediately, the rescue team rushed and took him to a local hospital.
NASCAR delivered the news almost two hours after Newman was extricated from his vehicle, saying he is in serious condition at nearby Halifax Medical Centre.
Race victor Denny Hamlin tweeted his well wishes and prayers, saying that he did not realize the severity of the crash until after his victory celebration.
Newman, driving for Roush Fenway Racing, was dicing for the lead of the race in the second round of overtime with Ryan Blaney and Denny Hamlin, with his #6 Ford Mustang edging ahead on the back-stretch following a bump from Blaney. This is the second consecutive triumph of the 39-year-old pilot, the first to achieve this milestone since Sterling Marlin did it in 1995. I don't know. We just got the bumpers hooked up wrong and I turned him.
"We're praying for the best".
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On Sunday, it was Robbins, who officially endorsed the Vermont senator at a Venice Beach, California rally in December. He was just there on Tuesday as New Hampshire's results rolled in. "To stay in the race, you need some victories".
There was no update on his condition, as Hamlin struck a somber figure while celebrating the win. "I just hope Ryan is all right". "Whatever we do needs to put on a good race but be safe for the drivers and safe for the fans". I wanted to explain that to everyone. It looked pretty bad.
Among those who had shots at victory erased by the wreck were Keselowski, Almirola, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon, Ryan Blaney and Jimmie Johnson. Gibbs has four Daytona 500 victories as an owner.
The injured pilot was taken from the auto by rescue personnel from Daytona International Speedway, where the race was held, after dump your auto and be hit by another vehicle and on the pilot's side.
NASCAR's season-opening race was postponed following a second rain delay, pushing the event into Monday.