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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 17: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, and Corey LaJoie, driver of the #32 RagingBull.com Ford, crash during the last lap of the  NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Ryan Newman released from hospital after Daytona 500 accident


Steve Newmark, president, Roush Fenway Racing, read a statement from Ryan Newman at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:

"I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did sustain a head injury for which I’m currently being treated. The doctors have been pleased with my progression over the last few days.

"Again, I want to thank each of you, from my partners, teammates and competitors and each and every fan across the country. Thank you everyone for the unparalleled concern and unwavering support. And to the media, who has acted with such respect and class during this time.

"I have spoken with Jack Roush and he has assured me that the number six car will be waiting and ready for my return. I’m looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Ford."

Ryan Newman releases statement; says he has head injury, wants to race again


UPDATE: Roush Fenway announced Wednesday afternoon that Ross Chastain will drive the No. 6 for Ryan Newman beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. There is no current timeline for Newman’s return. See the complete release here.

Wednesday afternoon UPDATE: Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital.

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UPDATE: NASCAR statement: Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.



UPDATE: Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when Blaney’s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall. His car flipped, rolled, was hit on the driver’s side by another car, and finally skidded across the finish line engulfed in flames.

It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. The 2008 Daytona 500 winner was placed in a waiting ambulance and taken directly to a hospital, and the damage to his Mustang was extensive. It appeared the entire roll cage designed to protect his head had caved.

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ORIGINAL POST: Following an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman has been taken to the hospital.

Coming to the checkered flag, #6-Newman was leading the race but got bumped in the rear by #12-Blaney. He shot into the outside wall and flipped upside down. His car was then hit full force by #32-LaJoie, sending the #6 down the track on its roof.

Rescue workers removed Newman from the car and moved him to an ambulance where he was transferred on for medical care.

No additional information is available yet.