Ryan Newman Continues to Improve - UPDATED!

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Update: 2:02 PM Eastern

A tweet from Roush Fenway Racing shows Ryan Newman walking out of the hospital, holding his daughters' hands. The caption is simply "Ryan Newman has been treated and released from the Halifax Medical Center."

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Ryan Newman remains at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida as he continues to improve after a last-lap crash in the rain-postponed Daytona 500 on Monday night. 

The 2008 Daytona 500 champion is alert and walking, per a statement released by Roush Fenway Racing on Wednesday, February 19th. 

Roush Fenway Racing states that, “True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters.” 

Newman was extracted from his No. 6 Koch Industries Ford after the crash which occurred when he was battling for position with Ryan Blaney and eventual winner Denny Hamlin. 

Newman hit the outside wall in Turn 4 after contact from Blaney sent him spinning and flipping in the air.  He was then hit by the No. 32 of Corey LaJoie before he landed on his roof, hundreds of feet before the finish line at the end of pit road. 

Steve Newmark, President of Roush Fenway Racing, said on Tuesday that “On behalf of Roush Fenway Racing and Ryan Newman’s family, we’d like to thank the NASCAR community for the incredible outpouring of support and compassion for Ryan. Your thoughts and prayers have comforted us all.” 

Newman was originally listed in serious condition with “non life-threatening” injuries as he was taken to the hospital Monday night. The exact nature of his injuries remains unknown as of Wednesday afternoon. 

Skirts and Scuffs with continue to update as needed. 
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