UPDATE 4-28-2020: NASCAR has granted Ryan Newman a waiver to compete for the 2020 NASCAR Cup championship.
UPDATE 4-27-2020 : Monday afternoon NASCAR announced that Ryan Newman has been medically cleared to resume all racing activities.
ORIGINAL POST 4-26-2020: Ryan Newman made an appearance on Fox’s broadcast of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Talking to Mike Joy, Newman says he is healthy and ready to get back in the racecar when NASCAR resumes.
Newman suffered a head injury in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. He missed the next three races until NASCAR’s season was put on hold. Ross Chastain drove the No.6 in Newman’s absence.
For more info on Newman’s accident, see our earlier story.
AND: NASCAR Statement: “We share Ryan’s enthusiasm in his return to the track. We look forward to Ryan returning to racing as soon as he is medically cleared to race.”
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) April 26, 2020
"My plan is to be back in the No. 6 Mustang when NASCAR returns to racing"
— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) April 26, 2020
I’m happy Ryan is returning to the No. 6 when NASCAR resumes. He has a wonderful team around him and it’ll be great to see him back competing.
Thanks to Jack, RFR and all their sponsors for letting me keep his seat warm while he was making his recovery.
— Ross Chastain (@RossChastain) April 26, 2020