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Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500;
Ryan Newman hospitalized in fiery
wreck at finish

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Posted By: DVC, 2/18/2020 1:25:07 AM

Denny Hamlin emerged victorious at the Daytona 500 on Monday night, winning the iconic NASCAR race for a third time, but it was overshadowed by a string of frightening crashes -- including a fiery wreck that sent Ryan Newman to the hospital. Newman flipped several times; his car ultimately crossed the finish line engulfed in flames.    Fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening, according to NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O'Donnell, who read a statement from Roush Fenway Racing Monday night.

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These are big, tough race cars and rarely are drivers injured, and rarely are there fires. The roll cage is very substantial, lots of steel hoops between the driver and the outside.
Probably worth a prayer or two for Mr. Newman, but apparently his serious injuries are not life threatening.
Crashes at about 200 mph are no joke, even with a strong car.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/18/2020 2:53:44 AM (No. 321857)
Define "not life threatening" Ugly accident and he is lucky to be alive.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 2/18/2020 11:05:22 AM (No. 322232)
Well, "not life threatening" means he isn't likely to die from it. Probably means arm and/or legs seriously injured but not head or upper chest. These cars are extremely well built, and the driver's safety gear is excellent, but as said, an ugly accident, flying through the air at nearly 200 mph. Not just luck, but a lot of engineering, planning and careful construction of those cars and the roll cages, too.
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