You may have heard that yesterday’s Daytona 500 had a really horrible crash happen that left many believing racer Ryan Newman was dead or severely injured.
Newman, who was leading the famous race in his No. 6 Ford Mustang, was zooming around the speedway at 195 miles per hour when he hit the wall and flipped, becoming airborne.
Mustang fell back onto the raceway, it was struck by a trailing car which prompted it to flip into the air again.
Thousands of stunned spectators watched on in disbelief as the vehicle eventually landed on its roof after catching fire and rolling for several meters.
Denny Hamlin went on to win the race in his No 11. Toyota Camry for the second consecutive season, prompting NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs to wildly celebrate at the finish line.
However, Gibbs has now apologized for gloating about the victory, saying he was unaware of how serious Newman’s accident actually was.
‘We really didn’t know, we got in the winner’s circle and that’s when people told us,’ he told assembled press later in the evening.
Meanwhile, Hemlin appeared somber following his victory, telling assembled press: ‘I think we take for granted sometimes how safe the cars are and number one, we are praying for Ryan’.
Ryan was in serious condition, but doctors say non of his injuries were life-threatening.