DAYTONA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center after being involved in a horrific Daytona 500 crash, according to a statement released today by Roush Fenway Racing.
Newman’s health gradually improved once treatment began. He progressed to being awake and speaking with friends, family and doctors Tuesday afternoon, and the NASCAR veteran was joking around with staff, friends, and family and walking around in the hospital earlier today.
Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that Ross Chastain will take Newman’s place in this weekend’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) in the No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford.
“First and foremost, our focus remains with Ryan and his family as he continues to recover,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “We also want to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have offered support and taken the time to send their thoughts and prayers to Ryan, his family and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing.”
Willie David and Mellissa Thomas contributed to this report. | firstname.lastname@example.org