The Daytona 500 is one of those races that you may sit around and watch even if you are not the biggest NASCAR fan out there. With so many people watching anything that happens in that particular raise could be magnified in a positive or negative light.
This year’s race was overshadowed by really two main storylines. President Trump having airforce one do a super low fly around near the track and of course, the mega crash that driver Ryan Newman was involved in.
Even though there have been some very tragic moments in the history of NASCAR such as the loss of Dale Earnhardt Sr. playing out on national TV. A wreck in one of these races is something that is pretty much expected. Some people actually like to watch NASCAR over other types of auto races because of the crash potential. Every so often though there are instances where a crash can get really serious. That is exactly what happened this weekend at the Daytona 500!
In looking at the video you can clearly see that this was one of the most “spectacular” crashes, but it quickly turns from a scene that you could normally expect to something very serious when Newman’s car is rammed by car #32 and thrust into the air and then just skids through the whole track upside down and finally to a stop.
The paramedics and the race officials on-site really did a tremendous job of putting out the fire and cutting him loose quickly. To then be able to transfer him straight to a hospital.
— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 19, 2020
In the short video posted by Newman’s still legal wife on Twitter and other social media outlets, the driver can be seen walking out of the hospital holding hands with his 2 daughters. He is certainly not walking with a spring in his step by any means. You can clearly see that he is still literally getting his feet back under him. Yet, from where we were with the news that was coming out over the weekend about his condition this video just shows a ton of improvement.
The Newman family has certainly been through a lot in the past few weeks. On February 13th Krissy Newman had announced through her Twitter page that the couple had decided to sperate after 16 years of marriage. Which, probably made for a pretty awkward Valentine’s Day for them both.
After the crash though, Krissy was there for Ryan and their girls by all accounts. It is hard to imagine this turn of events. Gladly, it seems that Ryan is going to be OK after the scary moment.
— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 13, 2020