Feb 18, 2020 - Sports

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman hospitalized after fiery Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman crashes and flips during the Daytona 500 on Monday. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Ryan Newman was hospitalized in serious condition with injuries that were not life-threatening after his car crashed at the Daytona 500 on Monday, NASCAR said in a statement.

The big picture: The 42-year-old was leading the final lap of the race, won by Denny Hamlin, when his car flipped in the fiery crash. President Trump tweeted after the crash, "Praying for Ryan Newman, a great and brave @NASCAR driver!"

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NASCAR driver Ryan Newman released from hospital after Daytona 500 crash

Newman's car. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been treated and released from the Halifax Medical Center after a crash at the Daytona 500 on Sunday left him with serious injuries.

Context: Newman had been leading in the final lap of the race when his car flipped and burst into flames as it slid across the asphalt. Driver Denny Hamlin won the race.

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Marie Newman beats incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski in Illinois primary

Marie Newman and Rep. Dan Lipinski. Photos: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call and Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Marie Newman, a progressive challenger to incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski, won the Democratic primary in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District Tuesday night, AP reports.

Why it matters: Lipinski, one of the most conservative Democrats in the House, is the first incumbent Democratic Congress member to lose their seat this year. He was one of two Democrats to sign an amicus brief in January asking the Supreme Court to revisit and potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, which protects the right for women to seek abortions. Newman, who is an abortion-rights advocate, ran on a platform that highlighted their differences.

Ethiopian investigators find design flaws contributed to Boeing crash

Debris at the crash site of the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March 2019. Photo: Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

Investigators in Ethiopia have found that Boeing 737 Max jet design flaws contributed to the Ethiopian Airlines crash in the country last year, according to an interim report released Monday.

Why it matters: The report was released as families prepared to mark the first anniversary of the crash, which killed all 157 people on board. This second fatal crash involving a Boeing 737 Max jet within six months prompted scores of countries, including the U.S., to ground the planes.

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