Before Daytona crash, Ryan Newman was outspoken critic of NASCAR danger

LAS VEGAS — This we know: Ryan Newman could possibly quite effectively be the toughest gentleman in NASCAR.

The Purdue graduate with an engineering diploma has, for 18 seasons, railed against the hazards of superspeedway racing. He’d been airborne in his motor vehicle also several periods for his comfort, and his scathing criticism of NASCAR’s technique to racing at Daytona and Talladega obtained him fined for his bluntness.

Now he has a head personal injury from but yet another airborne accident, this one on the final lap of the Daytona five hundred, and his streak of 649 consecutive races ended

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