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Ryan Newman Reflects on his Monster Crash at Daytona and his Comeback

Ryan Newman Reflects on his Monster Crash at Daytona and his Comeback

Earlier this year, Ryan Newman endured a monstrous crash. It was so severe that he even landed himself in the hospital because of it. Apparently, he got tagged by another car and got sent into an uncontrollable crash. It even got to a stage where he got airborne and landed on the #6 car’s roof.

In the third episode of a docu-series “NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure”, the driver opened up on the accident. In a small snippet, he admitted, “Coming back was a tip of the hat”. When he crashed, along with several other drivers, it triggered a red flag and that was the end of that.

Naturally, he was promptly rushed to the hospital to begin the recovery process. At long last, people breathed a sigh of relief when it transpired that his injuries were not life-threatening. The bad news was that he was still in a serious condition, hence he missed the next three races at Las Vegas, California, and Phoenix.

How did Ryan Newman crash?

In the dying stages of the race, Newman, Ryan Blaney, and Denny Hamlin were squabbling for the win. Apparently, Blaney was to blame for the incident, as he tried to bump-draft Newman. Blaney figured that he had no chance of winning, so he tried to help Ford teammate Newman. At the time, Newman was leading, so Blaney tried to give him a helping hand.

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Ryan Newman
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Unfortunately, he only succeeded in spinning Newman’s No. 6 car around. As a result, the out-of-control car hit the wall before a startled Corey LaJoie slammed into him. That impact caused his car to land on its roof and slid off the track in flames.

Several months later, Newman returned to the scene of the race, but he didn’t have a particularly great race. At least he can take some comfort in the fact that he was able to walk away with his life and race another day.

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