Update: NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has exited the hospital
On Monday, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was involved in a very serious crash. The crash took place on the 2.5-mile oval of Daytona International Speedway.
While leading the Daytona 500, Newman spun into the outside wall after a push from Ryan Blaney. As Newman bounced off the outside wall, he flipped upside down.
As Newman slid on his roof, down the banking, he was struck by Corey LaJoie as about 200mph. Newman was then lifted into the air.
He crossed the finish line, underside up and came to a rest at the exit of the pit lane, still upside down.
Safety crews responded to the scene. Black screens were held up to block the grandstands from viewing. Newman was removed from the car.
He was then placed in an ambulance and transported to the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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Ryan Newman medical updates
Monday (February 17, 2020) 10:15pm: “Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serous condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening,” the statement read.
“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.”
Tuesday (February 18, 2020) 2:00pm: “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.”
“Ryan remains at Halifax Medical Center and we will provide further updates on his condition as they become available.”
Tuesday (February 18, 2020) 5:00pm: “Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is awake and speaking with family and doctors.”
“Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country,” Roush Fenway Racing stated.
“They are grateful for the unwavering support of the NASCAR community and beyond.”
“We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.”
NASCAR driver cleared from hospital
Wednesday (Feb 19, 2020) 1:00pm: “Ryan Newman continues to show great improvement after Monday night’s last-lap accident at Daytona International Speedway,” a statement from Roush Fenway Racing read.
“The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center. True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters.”
Moments ago, Roush Fenway Racing shared this photo. Ryan Newman exits the hospital, no shoes in sight as he entered the hospital in racing shoes.