Ryan Newman Released From Hospital After Awful Daytona Wreck

Ryan Newman walks out of Halifax Medical Center in Daytona, Fla Wednesday with his daughters Brooklyn and Ashlyn Wednesday (Photo: Roush Fenway Racing Facebook)

Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday afternoon that NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman, who was involved in a horrific crash Monday on the final lap of the Daytona 500 has been released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona, Fla.

Roush Racing did not release a statement but simply posted on social media channels: “Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.”

The post was accompanied by a photo of Newman walking out of the hospital with his daughters Brooklyn and Ashlyn.

Roush Fenway Racing had released a statement late Wednesday morning stating:

“Ryan Newman continues to show great improvement after Monday night’s last-lap accident at Daytona International Speedway. 

“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 with his two daughters.” 

Newman, in his 19th full-time year in the NASCAR Cup Series, was racing for the lead with Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney coming to the checkered flag of Monday’s race, which had been rained out from Sunday. 

The crash took place just before 8 p.m. Late Monday night NASCAR’s chief of racing development office Steve O’Donnell read a statement from Roush Racing which read in part: “Ryan Newman is being treated at Halifax Medical Center. He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.” 

Contact between Blaney and Newman sent Newman into the wall and then flipping airborne. While Newman’s car was upside down and off the ground car it was hit in the driver’s compartment by the oncoming car driven by Corey LaJoie. 

Ryan Newman pictured with his daughters Brooklyn and Ashlyn Wednesday (Photo: Roush Fenway Racing Facebook)

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  1. AWESOME!!! Thank God

  2. Walking around is good.

    👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

  3. What a great sight to see. Gotta say, he looks pretty good considering getting bitch slapped by a 200 mph race car. Hope this is an indication of a speedy recovery, and that maybe he’ll be back driving soon. But again, that picture of him and his girls speaks volumes. Also speaks allot to the integrity of his race car, as it looks like the car and his safety equipment did its job. Get well soon Ryan, your fans are pulling for you!

  4. Just saw the updated story. TOTALLY AWESOME!!! Ryan looks to be in fair shape, all things considered. Seeing him walking out of the hospital brought a year of joy to my eyes. I truly hope he has a speedy recovery, and maybe even drives again this season. Again these photos speak volumes to the integrity of his race car, and all of the safety equipment. Also speaks volumes of Ryan Newman’s physical fitness. Great to see him up and moving, and even smiling. Keep healing Ryan, your fans are awaiting your triumphant return👍👍👍

  5. Fantastic news!

    I’ve seen plenty of examples where a racer was reported in the media to have “non-life threatening” injuries, yet they lost limbs, brain function, or the ability to use arms or legs.

    GREAT news!

  6. This is the best racing news I’ve seen in a long time!

  7. Incredibly great news! The less they said, the worse I thought it was. If anyone is wondering where God is, I’d say He’s been hangin’ with Ryan the last few days! THANK-YOU GOD!!

  8. Barry, I know what you mean. Back when I was a teenager we were at Riverside for the races. A modified became airborne, and went through the guardrail ending up in the pits. The driver who’s first name was Dave passed away. The track announcers were saying that he was awake and alert, and would be brought to the local hospital. His sister, who was sitting with us left to go to the hospital. Later that night we learned that he had died, and most likely had died upon impact. Now I don’t believe anything till I see it with my own eyes.
    We have yet to learn about Ryan Newman’s injuries, so it was a big relief to see him walk out of the hospital. But I still remember that night at Riverside.

  9. Birnie Bro 2020 says

    Real good to see him walking out. Is he actually leaving the hospital without any shoes? I have to say though that for over 2 hours Monday night I thought I watched someone die on live TV. The way the fox broadcast ended wasn’t very encouraging. I thought they would’ve at least said if he was conscious. Unless Nascar refused to say anything or if in fact he was knocked out. I’m sure we’ll find out but by the looks of things, he doesn’t have a scratch on him. But then again he was in serious condition. More questions than answers at this point I guess.

  10. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw the picture of Ryan and his daughters walking out of the hospital. It was totally AWESOME! Because of confidentially laws, we may never know what his injuries are. It will be up to Ryan to disclose the information. Between the finish at Daytona and the wonderful press conference by the Red Sox Owners, it’s been a long week for John Henry aka the Fenway in Roush Fenway Racing.

  11. Wow this is great news. After all the posts on social media in the few hours following the wreck you wouldn’t believe this to be a possibility 2 days later. It is testament to the safety measures built into these cars. So happy for him and his family.

  12. No casts, sling, etc. That’s great. Probably a little sore here and there, bruises.

    Good to see him walking under his own power.

  13. I’ve got a friend who works in the trauma unit at a local hospital. She told me that when a person is brought in by ambulance, they are classified as either serious or critical. Ryan was classified as serious. Unless Ryan, or a spokesperson speaks, we may never know the extent of his injuries. His walking out of the hospital was a great sight, especially because it was less than 48 hours after that wreck. Was he in pain? If he was he hid it well. I’d imagine he’s probably bruised up from the seat belts, as is common with many wrecks, even in street stocks. Undoubtedly he’s in great physical shape, which helps to speed up the recovery process. Sports medicine has come a long way where as now what would have been an athletes season ending injuries usually See’s them returning to their sport in short order. Let’s all hope this is the case with Newman. So far Roush Fenway has only lined up a replacement for Vegas, which leaves me optimistic that Ryan may return soon. Well wishes to Ryan and his family. Can’t wait to see you back

  14. I’ve never seen a stock car get that high in the air. Imagine the impact upon landing. I wouldn’t blame Ryan if he decided to walk away at 42. Especially considering how outspoken he has been about superspeedways in the past. Makes one wonder if Jimmy Johnson as had second thoughts about coming back this one last year now. Talladega is only two months away. That race will get a lot of attention in the main stream media now.

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