Ryan Newman being treated for head injury, no internal injuries, Roush Fenway says

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 08, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Roush Fenway Racing said that Ryan Newman is being treated for a head injury but has no internal injuries.

A statement from Ryan Newman says he’s grateful and humbled by all the support he’s received from across the country.

The president of Roush Fenway Racing, Steve Newmark, says that “We don’t have a timetable for Ryan’s return” and that Newman “has some other hoops he needs to jump through.”

Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Ryan Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall.

His car flipped, rolled, was hit on the driver’s side by another car, and finally skidded across the finish line engulfed in flames.

It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. The 2008 Daytona 500 winner was placed in a waiting ambulance and taken directly to Halifax Medical Center.

Newman’s injuries were not life-threatening, Roush Fenway Racing officials said.

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

Denny Hamlin won the race after two red flags and two overtimes. He’s the first back-to-back Daytona winner since Sterling Marlin in 1995 and has won three overall.

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