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Among those concerned for Newman is President Donald Trump, who served as the grand marshal for the race.

"Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCAR driver! #PrayingForRyan," he tweeted a couple hours after the race finished.

NASCAR issued a statement on Monday night about Newman's condition.

"Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening," the statement reads. "We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available."

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There was also some controversy surrounding the wreck after the race winner, Denny Hamlin, was seen doing donuts and then celebrating in victory lane while the well being of Newman was still unknown.

"First a foremost I want to give well wishes and prayers to @RyanJNewman. I had absolutely NO IDEA of the severity of the crash until I got to victory lane. There’s very little communication after the finish and i had already unhooked my radio. It’s not anyone’s fault," Hamlin tweeted after the race.

Hamlin's team owner, Joe Gibbs, also addressed the controversy to reporters.

"I knew that there was a (wreck), but I never even focused over there (by Newman's car)," Gibbs said, according to USA Today. "I was focused on our car, and everybody started celebrating it around us. So I said to everybody out there, some people may have saw us and said, 'Well, these guys are celebrating when there's this serious issue going on.'

"So I apologize to everybody, but we really didn't know," he added. "We got in the winner's circle, and then that's when people told us. I wanted to explain that to everyone. It makes it so hard. Such a close-knit community, you know everybody."

Fans also noted that 19 years ago today, Dale Earnhardt died in a very similar crash to Newman's, but safety changes since then made it possible for him to survive the crash.

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