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Ryan Newman may have helped save his own life at the Daytona 500 by pushing for a new NASCAR safety feature in 2009, which became known as the 'Newman bar'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

A safety feature named after him may have helped save Ryan Newman's life at the Daytona 500.
Newman collided with Ryan Blaney and Corey LaJoie on the final lap of Monday's race, causing his car to flip into the air, land on its roof, and set alight.
According to Pop Culture, in 2009 Newman had campaigned for NASCAR to improve its safety features, prompting the organization to add a secondary bar across the front window of its car's roll cages.
The feature became known as the "Newman bar," according to an ESPN report from 2013.
Newman was released from hospital on Wednesday, just two days...
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