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Ryan Newman on 'TODAY' Wednesday in 1st interview since Daytona 500 crash

Indiana native Ryan Newman will be on "TODAY" Wednesday morning in his first live interview since his terrifying crash at the Daytona 500.
In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

NEW YORK (WTHR) — Indiana native Ryan Newman will be on "TODAY" Wednesday morning in his first live interview since his terrifying crash at the Daytona 500.


The NASCAR driver, who is from South Bend, spun then flipped in a frightening crash in the final yards of the race.​ As Newman rolled onto the hood of his car, he was struck in the driver's side by the car driven by Corey LaJoie.

He continued to tumble in a shower of sparks before flames shot from his car as it came to rest. Emergency crews rushed to his race car to extinguish the flames.

Miraculously, Newman avoided internal organ damage and broken bones in the crash and was only treated for a head injury.

He said he doesn't know when he will return to racing.