As the minutes ticked by, the all-too-familiar dread grew.
No word came from Newman’s radio.
Emergency crews eventually unloaded Newman from the vehicle and into an ambulance, which drove back down the Daytona International Speedway frontstretch, lights flashing.
And still—no word on Newman’s condition.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line.