Ryan Newman was involved in a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday, sending his car flipping into the air.
NASCAR reports that Newman was in serious condition but that his injuries were not life-threatening.
Newman was leading the race when he was hit from behind by Ryan Blaney. The impact sent Newman's Ford into the outer wall, causing it to flip over and skid along the track on its roof for some distance. The vehicle was then struck by another car, sending it up into the air.
Newman eventually skidded over the finish line while sparks, smoke, and flames could be seen coming from the vehicle.
It took emergency crews several minutes to get the car upright and remove Newman. He was wheeled into an ambulance and immediately taken to a local hospital, Fox NASCAR analysts Jeff Gordon and Mike Joy said.
Denny Hamlin ended up winning the race, which was originally scheduled to take place Sunday but wasdue to rain.
First published on February 17, 2020, / 9:16 PM