Prayers for NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman – Terrible Daytona 500 Crash at Finish…

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash coming off the final turn (old field section) at the Daytona 500.  The #6 Rousch Racing Ford was involved in a crash, went airborne approaching the finish line, and Newman was seriously injured.

After several hours of worry and prayer a statement has been released.

 

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119 Responses to Prayers for NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman – Terrible Daytona 500 Crash at Finish…

  1. gohawks2015 says:

    Simply amazing engineering considering the near total deformation of the safety cage especially around the drivers position and the (as designed) destruction of the body panels. And the intervention of God. It wasn’t his time yet thankfully and I’m so happy to be able to say that.

    Amazing!

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    • WSB says:

      One TV report on our local CBS news channel said the new updated ‘cage’ saved him.

      If I am not mistaken, when the cameras were showing the drivers in their cars on Saturday, there is a new u-shaped shroud that cups the entire head.

      That might be the new piece of equipment to which they are referring.

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      • Alfred Brown says:

        That is the Hans Device that hold thiwer head in a crash. Dale Bernhardt was killed in the impact of his crash combined with the weight of the crash helmet made his neck stretch an estimated 18 inches, The effect is just like Hanging.
        For this reason the HANS device is now mandatory.

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        • Don’t know where your post was when I posted, but sorry to repeat.

          It is still just amazing to me that Dale walked to the ambulance and gave the crowd a thumb’s up that day. Pronounced dead just moments later. His life force was powerful to say the least though, what a racing machine he was!

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          • Rudolph says:

            I don’t recall Earnhardt Sr walking away from his fatal crash?

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            • MJ says:

              Earnhardt’s death was the impetus to make the HANS (head and neck support) device mandatory. It’s a mechanically simple device that transfers the G forces moving the head forward into the sternum and rib cage, like a lever. The HANS device is now ubiquitous across all motor sports. Another requirement that was made mandatory was the closed face helmet. Earnhardt preferred an open face helmet. I’d have to check but I think they also made a 5-point restraint (seat belt) mandatory after his accident.

              Also related was the invention of the SAFER barrier. That barrier is a crushable outer wall that can be relatively easily repaired after an impact. Most impacts don’t even require a repair. It replaces the solid concrete walls. Newman’s impact with the outer wall was actually quite a big hit on its own and the SAFER barrier did what it was supposed to do by absorbing as much energy as possible. Unfortunately he was still riding enough energy to flip the car over after the impact with the wall.

              Another safety device that is mandatory in the sport are aerodynamic flaps that flip up when the car is sideways or backwards. These flaps get aerodynamically sucked upwards when the car isn’t moving forward and attempt to force the car back down to the ground.

              For your specific question though, sadly, Earnhardt was killed instantly with his impact with the wall. He didn’t have the HANS device and he was wearing an open faced helmet.

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            • Toenail says:

              You are correct. Dale Earnhardt did not walk away.

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          • cheryl says:

            He was dead in his car. You must have been thinking about a prior wreck.

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          • M W says:

            He did not exit the car. He was dead instantly. You must be confusing Dale Earnhardts death with some other incident.

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          • Pokey says:

            I don’t think so. Ken Schrader was the first driver to get to his car and the look on Schrader’s face told the whole story. He physically tried to hold Dale Junior back so he wouldn’t have to see what had happened to his dad. I don’t think Dale ever got out of that car alive.

            I am still praying for Ryan Newman.

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        • WSB says:

          Thank you for the update. Never knew about that with Bernhardt. Terrible to know this.

          Was not certain what device as part of the cage was a new mandatory piece. Are there others?

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      • Nascar has added to the cages on the cars, the tubular metal roll cage may have indeed save him from a fatal situation. But I think the U shaped piece you’re talking about would be the Hans Device that definitely helps save drivers from neck and head injuries.

        It was developed soon after Dale Earnardt Sr’s fatal crash at Daytona in 2001.

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    • daystarmin says:

      🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    • Super Elite says:

      Think the #6 is destined for Dale Jr’s art-wrecks graveyard?

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Pretty soon, “it was Trump’s fault for going, and taking Newman’s attention/concentration away”…..

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      • Nope, the elites still have no clue how TRump can even talk the same language as ‘these people’.

        Remember the article a few weeks ago on the elites training with people on how to talk to we, the deplorables and peasants?

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  2. Greg1 says:

    The wreck was horrible. Didn’t see the race in real time, but went to Fox News and saw the crash.

    Then I read the comments. Lots of them.

    The hatred of the left staggers the imagination. Some of the posts were rapidly deleted, but many remain. Liberals are doing everything they can to blame the wreck on Trump. And the hatred they have for NASCAR fans makes it clear they think only conservatives like racing.

    I can’t believe their hatred.

    Prayers for Newman and his family.

    What a terrible wreck.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “The hatred of the left staggers the imagination. Some of the posts were rapidly deleted, but many remain.”

      They are merely manifesting outward the impulses of their spiritual father.

      John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

      Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

      They are what the apostle Paul calls “the children of disobedience”.

      Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

      Ephesians 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.

      Colossians 3:6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

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      • Exactly, if you turn your back on God then you have nothing to do with anything that is of HIm.

        Which means that if you serve yourself, disdaining God, you are actually serving your puppet master, Satan, who of course is the source and summit (or nadir) of hate.

        Love can only come from God who IS love.

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    • Cetera says:

      Best start believing. They hate you. They hate everything you are, everything you stand for, and everything your ancestors did. They want you and your children dead.

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      • lotbusyexec says:

        Sadly, I already believe that 😦

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      • M W says:

        Kevin D Williamson of National Review certainly does. NR went to the dark side when they published that manifesto of hate. NR has never returned from the Abyss.

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      • As a VERY unpopular pope (unpopular by civilians AND by almost all of the bishops and cardinals) Paul VI said, the moment that the pill became acceptable it became the mission of mankind to embrace death and evil.

        If you give a middle finger to God’s directive to go forth and multiply and NOT live based on lust, then you can only be a contributor to self-extermination and evil, which can only thrive in a storm of hate and intolerance.

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    • H.R. says:

      Greg1: “Liberals are doing everything they can to blame the wreck on Trump.”

      What? If President Trump hadn’t said, “Start your engines,” all would have been rainbows and unicorns?!?

      Talk about TDS. Blaming Trump for a NASCAR crash is nuckin’ futz!

      Don’t Liberals have something better to do, like checking between their toes for toe jam?

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  3. Laurie Walker says:

    I just read that he’s in serious condition (better than critical.)

    Thank God and unbelievable.

    His teammate who pushed in the last second of the race is relieved.

    It’s amazing that he spun out in front of and not into the winner.

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    • Adele Virtue says:

      Denny swerved, just a little but enough to miss hitting Ryan. Was just God’s hand keeping them all alive with the crashes today. As Trump said, God, family and country!

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  4. kleen says:

    He is alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Jesus!

    Praying for a full recovery.

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    • MGBSE says:

      So…using RAT moron thought process…if the driver died…it was Trumps fault…sooo…if the driver lives it is not Trumps power…right?!

      (ALL Glory and thanksgiving to God…just messing with the atheist RATS).

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  5. maggiemoowho says:

    It’s a miracle that he is alive. Praying that he makes a full recovery soon. 🙏🏻

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  6. jx says:

    Kinda looks like the other driver did a PIT maneuver.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      Those cars don’t always react the way you want them to at 180 to 200 mph. The aerodynamic forces of those shifting vehicles is enormous. Commercial jetliners get airborne at around 130 mph, so that is why you see that skittish behavior with cars jockeying for position.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      Pretty clear he was bumped.

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      • LULU says:

        The bump was deliberate – intended to push him ahead so that a Ford could win.

        “We pushed Newman there to the lead,” Blaney said. “And then we got a push from the 11 (Hamlin), and I made a move off 4 on Newman and he blocked it and I kind of went low and he blocked that.”

        Team Penske’s Blaney said it was then that he committed to pushing Roush Fenway Racing’s Newman to the finish line for a Ford victory, but the cars contacted wrong, causing the wreck.

        https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article240380781.html

        At one point LaCoie T-boned Newman’s car, hitting the driver side window area and sending the car airborne… He was estimated to have been going 200 mph. He later said that all he could see ahead was smoke.

        We saw the crash live on TV. It just seemed to keep going and going, from one awful moment to the next. It was a miracle that Newman survived.

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      • As one of the clips over at TGP said, this was nobody’d fault, it is one of the risks of the sport.

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  7. Jim Raclawski says:

    Why in all that is good&righteous — would people have anything but prayers to offer for the pilot (airborne most of the crash..) his family&friends?? These pseudo-humans have a friggin enormous divot in their junk where us norms have compassion-love&hope…..

    get your dumb&asses to CVS & pick-up something to stuff in that hole… tampons maybe?!

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      “There’s a God-shaped hole in all of us…” as the song goes. But progzis don’t get that and are forever in torment. Pray for them and pray even more for God’s people, including Newman and his family!

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      • Amen….especially emphasized this weekend in the gospel of the Catholic church. And remember that just to bear unfettered anger towards your brother is grave sin.

        Get angry all you like…but best to make sure that you pray intensely for them

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        • clarification: The CAtholic church has the exact same Scriptural Gospel reading no matter what church you are attending throughout the world. Didn’t mean to make it sound like the Catholic gospels are not straight from the universal bible known to all Christians (with of course other Christian denominations omitting from their bibles Old Testaments Maccabees.Tobit and Judith 1& 2)

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  8. T2020 says:

    Praying.🙏❤️

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  9. Very similar in many respects to Dale Sr’s crash, which (I think) resulted in the mandatory use of HANs devices. NASCAR has spent lots of money on the safety of their participants. Head’s up NFL

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  10. T2020 says:

    The Luciferian Left politicizing a tragedy. Imagine that.

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  11. Laurie Walker says:

    Do you think Ryan gunned it after he was pushed to avoid Hammlin?

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  12. Doug Amos says:

    Against all odds, he lives; thank you God.

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  13. Laurie Walker says:

    Can someone with knowledge please explain what happened? I read that Ryans’s teammeate pushed him, and now the news tells me that Hamlin pushed and that driver hit Ryan.

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    • Laurie Walker says:

      Okay, it looks like Ryan was was trying to cut (don’t know his name) from passing, but he didn’t have enough speed because of the push.

      Anyone?

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      • fellow ford driver behind him…. it was a win for sure if he handles the bump. it was intentional, if anything Ryan tried a little too much before the tap. Heartbreaker.

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      • Rotor says:

        Ryan Newman went down to block Ryan Blaney but Blaney had too much speed and turned him sideways. Unfortunately when he hit the wall and the car flipped and Corey Lajoie hit him right in the drivers side window. Which is never supposed to happen.

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    • Blaney cut down the track, Newman lost momentum from losing the draft of a car behind him. Newman tried to block and got turned. Hamlin had nothing to do with it. Blaney couldn’t have passed Newman on a high line where Hamlin was, he was trying for the low line before Newman got it. Newman got the low line, but he lacked the speed to prevent contact. Hamlin drafted Blaney just before he dove to the low line (push) which did increase his speed a bit, but the block by Newman was reckless, and always results in contact.

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      • Super Elite says:

        Newman always did like to block. Newman is well known for blocking cars that are faster than he. Not a good idea to block when a car is faster than yours. But this race was the Daytona 500 and you gotta to do what you gotta; meaning any car on the track could win it. Still I don’t think Newman had a race winning car. Yet Newman did have a good car but it seems to me that Hamlin and Blaney had better cars. My belief is that Newman did not set his car for short runs; I’m not sure, don’t know if he ever did that. Hamlin had won the Daytona 500 twice before and was a better fast-track driver than Newman. Blaney is a young gun, much younger than Newman and my guess is he will excel Newman’s career. Not to say bad things about Newman because he is a pretty good mid-pack driver. And I hate he had an accident like that.

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    • LULU says:

      Laurie, I just posted up the thread from an article that described what happened. The article is here:

      Ryan Newman’s crash at the Daytona 500 put him in ‘serious condition.’ How it happened

      https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nascar-auto-racing/article240380781.html

      Not a teammate, but Blaney, another of the Ford drivers who wanted a Ford to win.

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      • Pokey says:

        The biggest money ends up with the manufacturer of the winning car. The Ford drivers all work together and are under instructions to do so in a race like this one. Chevys were lined up and what Toyotas there were stayed lined up for much of the race. Hamlin in was one of only 5 Toyotas in the race. On the last restart Hamlin had 8 Fords restarting from positions 2-9 behind him. He knew they would abandon him to try to get a win for Ford, and he used that knowledge to position himself to take advantage by choosing the line he wanted to run early and making them come to him if they wanted that line. Sure enough he found help from 2 fast Fords who wanted to win the race for themselves. Hamlin drove a textbook restrictor plate race, and having a very strong car helped him to run his strategy at the end.

        If you want to see normal racing where they don’t need to be in an air draft to keep up, watch the race at Las Vegas this weekend. These drivers have amazing skills and their Crew Chiefs can adapt to any situation and find a strategy to give them a chance for a win. This is a team sport and the driver is sort of like the quarterback of the team. But, unlike any other sport, you play against 40 other teams each week.

        NASCAR has come a long way with the safety of the cars, and the teams deserve a lot of credit for building all of those safety features using the best of their abilities in the shop. Today, I am thanking God for helping them to prepare Ryan Newman’s car for the Daytona 500.

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  14. TonyE says:

    NASCAR needs to get rid of the restrictor plates.

    It makes Daytona and Talladega into races with long “trains” of cars, in close formation all drafting to get going. If a car falls out of formation it can not catch up. The only way to pass is to use the draft to “slingshot” pass the car(s) ahead.

    Cars going so fast and so close in such long formations is a sure recipe for huge crashes.

    Let them go like CART, Indycar, F1, etc… all the open wheel series. IMHO, a car with good throttle response going at 225 mph is safer than a long line of cars doing 200. There is no need for bump and grind and all those shenanigans…. just punch it and go!

    My best wishes for Newman and hoping NASCAR finally sees the logic. How many more crashes will they put up with before the make the change? We/ve been telling them for a loooong time.

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    • They got the equipment so that no one get killed like Dale did, but every Daytona and Talladega end the same way, with a big crash. That is not racing.

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    • Laurie Walker says:

      Do you think getting rid of restrictor plates would do away with pushing? And why is pushing even allowed?

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      • It is not really pushing, it called drafting. there is no real contact unless the lead car loses its speed . It is a matter of aerodynamics. It is why you see those long lines of cars. If a car gets out of line he will quickly lose speed due to air flow. A lone care has to fight the air flow all by himself, while a line shares it. Getting rid of the plates will stop blocking but you will still have drafting.

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        • Laurie Walker says:

          Oh, thank you so much.

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          • Adele Virtue says:

            a lot like riding behind an 18 wheeler, you do not use as much gas either. Same idea as not fighting a headwind in a plane, plane arrives ahead of time. The draftee also benefits from the tailwind of the drafter. there is only a matter of inches between those cars, going 200 mph. I hate when someone gets within 5 cr lengths of me, lol. Lots of respect for the drivers.

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          • Tony E was right, If the cars stay in line all is fine. But in order to pass you have to jump out of line. The jump will give you just a moment more speed as the lead driver loses the draft from behind. It is felt that without the plates the drafting won’t be so tight. Blocking is the problem. It is a game of chicken. But the car being block can’t slow down or he risks being hit from behind. You can’t let up on the gas. So the car blocking is being reckless.

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            • Laurie Walker says:

              NASCAR drivers are among the hardest individuals in the world.

              Should they be allowed to go faster to make it a fairer contest?

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              • It depends. Do you want to race cars or do you want to race drivers. It is easier to make a cars faster than make the drivers better. Daytona and Talladega are not the best races to watch if you want to see driver skill. It is full throttle for 500 miles and hope for the best.

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          • LULU says:

            Laurie, they call it “bump drafting”. Outlawed in all their races but the Cup, according to an article I read yesterday. They are trying to outlaw it in this race as well.

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      • Tazio Nuvolari says:

        Restrictor plates are a necessary evil. They were implemented at these big tracks because the cars had become so fast they were getting airborne in crashes. There was a big wreck at Talledega, 93 I think? where Neil Bonnet got into the catch fence and could have went into the stands. It’s terrifying thinking what would have happened if that car went into a stand full of people. NASCAR knew it had to act and while restrictor plates aren’t really a cure, they do help keep the speeds down. That plus the roof flaps have decreased the chance of cars getting airborne.

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    • Adele Virtue says:

      I do not think they can handle the turns going faster. 30% I heard. That plus track damage is why the Beast stayed on the apron during Trump’s turn around the track, so awesome!

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    • Laurie Walker says:

      What’s a slingshot?

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      • Hard to explain. Let’s say we have 3 cars in a line. All is fine and all 3 cars are being helped by the aerodynamics of the draft. Now lets say the middle car wants to pass the lead car. If he drops out of the line but stays really tight to the lead car he loses less momentum than the lead car will lose for just a moment. Thus it is call a slingshot. The car that is passing will still have some of the drafting effect of the 2 cars to his side, while the lead car is out to dry.

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        • Laurie Walker says:

          So, did the car behind Ryan create an airflow that pushed him sideways rather than forward?

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          • they bump each other going 198 in order to go 203. cue up helter skelter.

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          • Ryan was way out of the line of the other cars (Blaney and Hamlin) to keep his speed. Blaney had just enough draft or push from Hamlin to try make a drive below Newman to pass him. I am not sure Blaney would have made it. He was losing speed as he got to Newman. Newman tried the block in hope that Blaney would let up on the throttle. But as I said before you can’t let up on the throttle, because as you start your pass other cars from behind will join you to form an new line and taking advantage of the new draft. If Blaney let up on the throttle the cars from behind would then hit him. Blaney hit Newman because Newman couldn’t regain his speed fast enough and you rarely hit a car square on. You hit a bit to the side and lead car is spun. If you let up on the throttle you are like a dead car in the road to all the other drivers. Once contact is made it is not drafting or pushing, it is contact and at 200 mph you don’t push forward like 80 mph at Bristol, you get knock out of the way. Bristol is a small track, where they only drive at about 80 to 100 mph.

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          • Wow it is late, I need some sleep. Let’s just say NASCAR is not pretty. I was only a fan for 10 years and then I got tired of it. You have your favorite drivers and as you get old you can’t get excited about the new drivers any more.

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            • Laurie Walker says:

              Okay, it’s a new day and I hope you’re refreshed, but I’m still trying to figure out what happened.

              Going from total ignorance to being told how these thing work, and hearing Blaney say that after Ryan blocked him, he decided to give him a push so a Ford would win …. Is Blaney to blame because he was getting pushed and he knew Ryan was slowed down by blocking him?

              I realize these are split second decisions, and it is at the finish line, but I don’t understand why this happened.

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              • Laurie you are trying to learn Nascar by watching the worse race of the year to learn the basics. Daytona is not race you learn the basics at. First there are 4 types of tracks. 1. The standard trio-val 1.5 mile track.
                2. The Short track < 1 mile track
                3. Restrictor plate speedways like Daytona which is over 2 miles.
                4. Road races. ignore those for now.
                Nascar is fun to watch if you are young, But you have watch more than just Daytona. Daytona breaks all the rules. Each type of track is run differently and the level of intentional contact is different. Remember in Daytona the accidents are terrifying and so the drivers are not as likely to intentionally make contact with another car because of the types of accidents you have there. In the other tracks there is a lot of intentional contact because you are going much slower. Only in restrictor plate races is there actual drafting. Try to learn the ins and outs of a standard trio-val race first.

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            • dayallaxeded says:

              Yup, AJ Foyt for me with great but grudging respect for Junior Johnson and of course, Richard Petty. Back then, the cars and drivers were allowed to work for speed almost any way they could find. There were small blocks and big blocks racing head to head. Now that’s sport. For a long time, it’s been more of just a spectacle, including the inevitable crashes involving the long lines of drafters. Nonetheless, God bless the drivers, fans, and PDJT!

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    • Hoofhearted says:

      I agree completely. When open wheel cars touch wheels there is no fender protection and it often results in launching one or both cars into the air and everyone knows it.

      NASCAR is a responsible organization who field the safest cars and the best entertainment possible. However, attempts to make all the cars look and behave the same by controlling aerodynamic profiles, ground affects and, more importantly, by using restrictor plates on big tracks as a means to control speeds only serves to guarantee that they cluster as a parade and push each other. It removes any distinctive characteristics which may improve competitiveness. It also presupposes that safety and entertainment value is determined by ensuring that the crashes which inevitably follow on big tracks with restrictor plates would appease the chants of fans out of their boredom.

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  15. TJ says:

    Looked pretty bad, hope he has a full recovery. Acknowledgement by the President and outpouring of support is likely welcomed but overwhelming and difficult for family. Best wishes to all of them.

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  16. visage13 says:

    That is great news that he is alive. I thought for sure he would not have made it. Because he was hit on the drivers side after the initial crash. Brutal. Thank God he is still alive after that.

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    • Dave says:

      I was surprised Newman wasn’t injured worse than reported, despite all the safety improvements added through the years. The tri-oval part of the front stretch where the wreck occurred is banked 18 degrees, enough for air to lift a 3400 pound race car suddenly turned sideways at 200 mph. When LaJoie’s car, the #32, became the landing zone for Newman’s upside down car, Ryan literally got punted high in the air. The contact point for the launch as well as the final landing was right in the driver’s cockpit. We all saw how crushed the roof above his head was. We all saw the fuel leaking from the ruptured cell. This could have been even worse. When a driver is hanging upside down in his harness, as also happened at Friday’s truck race, safety workers know to carefully release him and make sure the driver doesn’t pile drive his head on the roof under all his body weight. This space between Ryan’s head and the roof was greatly reduced making it tougher to maneuver him out of his car. The blessing in all of this, is that Ryan has a much stronger and shorter neck than most of the other drivers. A couple of inches in this scenario makes a huge difference in the degree of injury. We’ll continue to pray for his full recovery, and for strength his family needs to handle this.

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  17. Gary says:

    Welcome to racing ladies and gentlemen. Blaney wears this one, when he dropped to the inside the air moving over Ryans rear deck changed and the rear end of the car broke loose. Text book stuff.

    I raced open wheel sprints and midgets for a quarter century and I’ve walked away from much worse and lost good friends in much less, that is racing. Every single driver knows this when they pull the strap tight.

    By the way, Dale Sr. had loosened his harness before the impact which is the true cause of his death.

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    • rebelchick says:

      Yes, #3 was very lax about safety and it cost him his life.
      I dont think this is on Blaney he was doing what they all do team up to push each other to the win. Sadly it did not work out this time.
      If you ever listen to the drivers channel while racing it is all about having some help to push you to the win.
      It is concerning we have yet to get more of an update on Ryans condition at this point.
      All we can do is pray and wait.
      Fyi POTUS was an awesome grand marshall.
      When AF1 buzzed the track we all went wild.
      The lunatic left is jealous us stinky deplorables love life and have such a good time compared to their miserable sad existance of hate.
      Prayer for Ryan

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  18. sparel says:

    Let me share something private about Earnhardt. He never tightened his seat belt. He liked it loose all during a race. He drove his car in an almost laying down position. He preferred comfort when driving.
    He also had a previous neck injury that he was warned about.

    Hang in there Ryan! I was more worried about the fire. I was at Charlotte in 69’s when Fireball Roberts was killed by fire.

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  19. sparel says:

    That sis 1961.

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  20. ltravisjr says:

    So absolutely horrific, I can’t even…
    When he hit that wall, right there it looked – already – just like Earnhardt, THEN he flipped upside down, THEN he got smashed in his window, then he went way airborn, THEN had landed on back the hood and caught fire sliding to the end. How in the world he survived but for God’s grace and ingenious heroic safety engineering is absolutely miraculous.

    I don’t follow racing very much and have no favorites, but coming to the finish as Blaney pushed him past Hamlin into the lead it was absolutely gorgeous and then wow, so surreal. Even now knowing he is going to survive, I still choke up and sicken everytime I see the replay.

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  21. Will says:

    I made the mistake last night of going into the comments on the Fox News article about this crash. The hatred on the left demonstrated by so many of these comments is sickening, no it’s beyond that, it is Satanical. Particularly during the two hours when no one really knew what condition Newman was actually in.

    I can’t believe there are people so filled with hate that their first thought after something horrible like this is to run online and blame Trump, say Newman deserved it, say he’s dead and that’s a good thing, etc. Such horrible, twisted hate filled people. God help us all.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      You can believe… it IS there…

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    • paper doll says:

      You know it really hit me today
      “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). and “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27-28).
      Wow. It’s not every day one can archive it, but …..the left’s hate is an opportunity to try. I still can’t do the offering the other cheek part however.

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  22. 4EDouglas says:

    I was an Airtanker Co-Pilot for about ten years back in the 90’s one of Captains was a big Earnhardt fan. He knew Dale’s family. He said;”One of these days Dale’s gonna regret having a loose belt” He was right.. We flew with a heavy seat-belt the hooked the shoulder harness up when it got rough- the DC4/6/7’s were designed for a Flight Engineer-in the Middle to some of the
    s/witches and handles were hard to reach with a harness on. I’ve also come back from a fire call
    with bruises on my shoulders from the inertia reel harness activating . Prayers out to ryan and his family..

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  23. Pokey says:

    Ignore what the damned leftists say about anything. Their God is the Government.

    Keep praying for Newman, I feel our God’s grace will be required for Ryan’s return to a normal life.

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    • Will says:

      The lack of any update today on his condition is worrisome.

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      • Pokey says:

        I agree. I got worried when FOX wouldn’t show the car as they were trying to turn it over and extract Newman. While I am encouraged that he is alive, the definition of serious injuries by Roush-Fenway Racing would not necessarily mean that he is not in the ICU at that hospital. I be relieved when his family feels they can report on his condition.

        Auto racing has been my favorite sport for a long time, probably because of the amazing courage of the drivers to even try to drive at those speeds, and all of these Cup Series drivers seem like old friends to me. We get to see their personalities on display many times and we feel like we know them better than we actually do.

        I hope Ryan is back in the #6 car soon.

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  24. rebelchick says:

    Update just came out.
    Ryan is awake and speaking to family and doctors.

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  25. Pokey says:

    I would like to thank everyone for being interested enough to try to understand how restrictor plate racing works. If we have never punched a 200mph hole in the air we just can’t comprehend the force of the displaced air around the car, even though we are on a planet that displaces enough space to create the gravity we thrive in. Watch the race in Las Vegas this weekend and you will be hooked on NASCAR. Pick a favorite driver to root for because that makes it a lot more fun to watch the race.

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    • Laurie Walker says:

      Displaced air.

      I watched Daytona for the first time because the day before the race I came across an interview with a driver, and he said it was like a chess match. I have to say, I’ve been trying to understand what happened at the end of the race when Hamlin was in the lead, then Blaney gave a push to Newman, so it was Newman then Blaney in the lead. What I don’t get is why Hamlin went behind Blaney into third place and pushed him.

      I’ll tune in Sunday.

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  26. Pokey says:

    in the rear quarter panel area of the side of the car. A ton of turbulent air moves along in the direction the car is traveling. If another driver can pull his car close enough to that air flow he can gain speed quickly, sort of like getting a big burst of wind at your back when you are running.

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  27. rebelchick says:

    Ryan just walked out of hospital with his 2 girls. Woot woot
    God is great.

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