Roush Fenway Racing sent out an update on Newman’s condition Tuesday afternoon, expressing “appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country” from the driver and his family.
Newman was leading the 500 Monday night when he was involved in a last-lap crash that sent his No. 6 Ford airborne at nearly 200 mph before it was hit by another car and eventually came to rest upside down.
He was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where he remained overnight in serious condition.
Newman’s car was bumped by Ford driver Ryan Blaney as he battled eventual winner Denny Hamlin for the lead. The contact forced Newman to spin out, as his car flung violently into the wall and flipped into the air before being hit hard again by Corey LaJoie as he crossed the finish line. Newman’s car landed on its roof and skidded across the track in a shower of sparks and flames.
After the crash, Roush Fenway Racing stated that Newman’s injuries were “not life-threatening.”