DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Fans gathered outside a Daytona Beach hospital Monday night, awaiting news on the condition of NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, who was injured during a horrific final-lap crash at the Daytona 500 race.
Fans waited for updates outside Halifax Health Medical Center, which is just a few minutes away from the track, WFTV.com reported.
One person said he witnessed Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s fatal, final-lap crash during the Daytona 500 in 2001, and was hoping for a different outcome for Newman.
After news broke that Newman was expected to live, fans rejoiced, WFTV reported.
Fans, celebrities and fellow racers also took to social media to express their well-wishes to Newman.
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