Denny Hamlin earned his second in a row Daytona 500 and his third generally in an extra time near tie defaced by Newman’s accident.
The Daytona 500 finished Monday with Denny Hamlin guaranteeing his second back to back win and a red hot accident that sent Ryan Newman’s Ford Mustang over the end goal on its rooftop.
Newman continued genuine however non-dangerous wounds in the accident, Newman’s Roush Fenway Racing group said in an announcement late Monday. They was being treated at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
The accident happened on the race’s last lap, with Newman in the number one spot and another driver, Ryan Blaney, directly behind them.
Blaney’s guard got the rear of Newman’s vehicle, which surged into a divider and flipped before it was struck by another vehicle.
It took a few minutes for Newman’s vehicle to be moved back onto its wheels.
Newman, who won the 2008 Daytona 500, was put in a holding up emergency vehicle and taken legitimately to a clinic. The harm to his Mustang was broad. It gave the idea that the whole move confine intended to ensure his head had collapsed.
President Donald Trump, the race’s terrific marshal, said they was appealing to God for Newman, whom he called an “great and brave” driver.
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential up-and-comer, likewise offered well wishes for a “son” of South Bend, Indiana, where Buttigieg was civic chairman for a long time.
Newman, 42, who was conceived in South Bend, presently lives in Statesville, North Carolina.
Drivers were likewise hit with concern, including a shook Corey LaJoie, the driver who hit Newman’s vehicle as it was flipping.
“Dang I hope Newman is ok,” they posted on Twitter. “That is worst case scenerio and I had nowhere to go but [into] smoke.”
Hamlin is the principal driver since Sterling Marlin in 1995 to win successive Daytona 500s, yet his festival in triumph path was repressed.
“I think we take for granted sometimes how safe the cars are, and number one, we are praying for Ryan,” Hamlin said.
In a meeting on Sirius XM NASCAR following the race, Joe Gibbs, proprietor of Joe Gibbs Racing, which runs the triumphant vehicle, apologized for his group’s festival as laborers were keeping an eye on Newman. Gibbs said they didn’t know about the seriousness of the circumstance.
Blaney, the next in line, said that the manner in which the last lap shook out, with Newman flooding in front of Hamlin, secured Blaney behind Newman in a move of brand partnership for Ford.
“We pushed Newman there to the lead, and then we got a push from the 11 [Hamlin’s car]. … I was committed to just pushing him to the win and having a Ford win it and got the bumpers hooked up wrong,” they said. “It looked bad.”
Hamlin had eight Ford drivers arranged behind him as the pioneer in the second extra time shootout without a solitary individual Toyota driver in the region to support them. That permitted Newman to move beyond him for the lead, yet the knocking in the pack prompted Newman’s hard take a right into the divider, trailed by numerous rolls and a long slide over the end goal.
Hamlin’s success a year ago was a 1-2-3 scope for Joe Gibbs Racing, and it commenced a yearlong organization festivity where Gibbs drivers won a record 19 races and the NASCAR Cup title. His third Daytona 500 win puts him close by five Hall of Fame drivers as victors of at least three Daytona 500s. He tied Dale Jarrett — who gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first Daytona 500 win in 1993 — Jeff Gordon and Bobby Allison. Hamlin trails Cale Yarborough’s four successes and the record seven by Richard Petty.
The triumph came after simply the second downpour deferment in 62 years, a visit from the president, a couple of warning stoppages and two additional minutes. The 0.014-second edge of triumph was the second nearest in race history — behind just Hamlin’s success over Martin Truex Jr. in 2016 at 0.01 seconds.
The success in “The Great American Race” is the third for Toyota, all won by Hamlin. Gibbs has four Daytona 500 triumphs as a proprietor.
“I just feel like I’m a student to the game. I never stop learning and trying to figure out where I need to put myself at the right time,” Hamlin said. “It doesn’t always work. We’ve defied odds here in the last eight years or so in the Daytona 500, but [I] just trust my instincts, and so far they’ve been good for me.”