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Corey LaJoie posts photo with Ryan Newman in Phoenix


UPDATE: NBC Sports’ Nate Ryan reports that Ryan Newman will be at the track this weekend but is not scheduled to do any interviews.

AND: Joey Logano was also among the drivers in attendance. Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s "The Morning Drive," Logano shared the experience of having dinner with Newman afterward.

"Ryan Newman showed up," Logano said. "We all thought that was the coolest thing. We talked to Ryan, I don’t know, an hour-and-a-half or so, just about his whole experience and everything that’s been going on, how he’s doing. Boy, he’s still Ryan Newman, nothing changed. Don’t worry about that. It’s a lot of fun to see him. It’s kind of weird, we’re all sitting there and I told him, ‘This is like a miracle, you sitting here right now. How is that even possible?’ He goes, ‘You know, if you saw the car you’d be even more amazed.’

"He recognizes the miracle that it is. Just crazy."

Logano continued: "You look at that crash and it’s just like, ‘How is he even OK? He’s walking, he’s talking like nothing happened.’ He says his memory’s not foggy. Everything is there. It’s insane.

"Couldn’t be more happy for him and his family about that situation. I don’t believe in luck, but I believe in God and I believe that God really got involved with that one. …

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ORIGINAL POST 3-5-2020: Corey LaJoie posted a photo Thursday evening to Twitter showing him with Ryan Newman and Ryan Blaney.

The location of the tweet was Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona, just east of Phoenix Raceway.

While Ross Chastain will drive the #6 at Phoenix, the photo makes it seem likely that Newman will be at the track this weekend.