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Horror crash

Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, and Corey LaJoie, driver of the #32 RagingBull.com Ford, crash during the last lap of the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Denny Hamlin sealed back-to-back victories in an incident-packed Daytona 500 on Monday, winning a photo finish in a race marred by a horrific crash that left veteran driver Ryan Newman seriously injured. However, Hamlin’s celebrations were muted by a last-lap crash that left Roush Fenway Racing’s Newman hospitalized.

The 42-year-old Newman’s Ford Mustang had led on the final lap but spun out of control, hit the wall and flipped onto its roof before bursting into flames at the Daytona International Speedway.

Newman’s car was also sent flying into the air after being struck by Go Fas Racing’s Corey LaJoie. NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell later told reporters that Newman was in serious condition at a local area hospital, but his injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

Topics: Ryan Newman , Denny Hamlin , Daytona 500 , Roush Fenway Racing , Daytona International Speedway , Corey LaJoie
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