NASCAR finally posts the radio conversations from this year’s Daytona 500. In the race, Ryan Newman was involved in a life-threatening incident during the final hours of the race.
After his crash, NASCAR decided to skip posting the routine ‘Radioactive’ episode. Usually, NASCAR posts some top radio moments from every race after the race day as part of the ‘Radioactive’ series’.
Fox NASCAR posts an exclusive video featuring some radio conversations from this year’s Daytona 500. They write, “‘Radioactive’ never aired after the Daytona 500. Following Ryan Newman’s miraculous recovery and return to the track, we’re able to bring it to you now.”
"Radioactive" never aired after the Daytona 500. Following Ryan Newman's miraculous recovery and return to the track, we're able to bring it to you now. pic.twitter.com/pzMpLlVq6f
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 3, 2020
In the video, Ryan Newman says to his team moments before the race start, “Let’s have fun today, guys. Just like we plan on having fun for the rest of the season.”
Ryan was in the lead in the last laps of the race and was looking at his first win at Daytona. However, seconds before he could cross the finish line he had an incident and spun. His car was hit by multiple cars and flipped in the air. The landed roof first and Ryan suffered a lot of career-threatening injuries.
After the race, Ryan Blaney said, “I tried to push the number 6 once he blocked me. I guess I turned him”
Watch the full video on the ‘Fox NASCAR‘ YouTube channel.
Daytona 500: Biggest race of the NASCAR season
Dayton 500 is considered one of the biggest races of NASCAR and it’s every driver’s dream to win the prestigious race. This year, after Newman’s unfortunate crash in the last lap the whole field, got affected. Danny Hamlin took the lead and beat Ryan Blaney by a narrow margin to take his first Daytona 500 win.
However, Hamlin’s victory celebrations were overshadowed by Newman’s crash. And everyone at the grid was trying to find out if Ryan was ok or not.
After that, Newman was taken to a hospital and he had a few major surgeries. Newman made full recovery and started racing again when NASCAR had its first return race after the lockdown.