Denny Hamlin declared winner of the Daytona 500; Newman in serious condition
(KFVS) - Denney Hamlin declared winner of the Daytona 500.
This is Hamlin’s third time he has won in his career.
Retweet to congratulate @dennyhamlin on winning his third #DAYTONA500! pic.twitter.com/dkARUIMRq4— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020
The win came after then leader Ryan Newman wrecked and crossed the finish line with his car on its roof, engulfed in flames.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020
We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.com/qkEwQBpoP0
NASCAR later released a statement that said, Newman was in serious condition with non-life threatening injuries.
An update from NASCAR and Roush Fenway Racing on Ryan Newman: https://t.co/58xUO0j10T— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020
After the rain stopped the race on Sunday for only the second time in 62 years, the Daytona 500 restarted on Monday afternoon under clear skies.
A crash knocked several more contenders with only 2 laps to go.
A heavy hit for many contenders late in the #DAYTONA500. @RossChastain and @chaseelliott are among those involved. (📺: FOX) pic.twitter.com/LJnTr6zsR6— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020
A crash with only 12 laps to go delayed the race for several minutes.
That's a lot of cars. #DAYTONA500. pic.twitter.com/nPmQr1ss4M— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 17, 2020
The crash knocked out of the race’s major contender Kyle Busch.
He's not wrong. @KyleBusch | #DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/rSFLhFrKGQ— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020
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