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NASCAR Further Explains Safety Procedures in Ryan Newman Crash

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Almost one week removed from the horrific crash that sent Ryan Newman to Halifax Medical Center, NASCAR addressed the safety procedures and gave a timeline of the events that took place at Daytona International Speedway. Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer Steve O’Donnell, along with John Bobo, NASCAR Vice President of Racing Operations, …

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4 Burning Questions: The Wait

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

What just happened? The worst thing in the world is waiting. Sure, I’ll admit to being a young, ADHD-diagnosed millennial who can’t stay off of his phone for five minutes. Hating to wait is a normal thing now for a lot of people, thanks to the wonderful gift of technology. Since the death of Dale …

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Amen & Thank You

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

This may come as a shock to some, although not as much after Monday night, but racing is dangerous. Strapping into a conglomeration of metal and moving parts that hurtles down the track at speeds around 200 mph can sometimes lead to catastrophic failures. When those failures happen, the potential for injury is quite significant. …

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Fire on Fridays: The Highest Highs, the Lowest Lows

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(Photo: Rick Lunkenheimer)

I’d never felt the palpable energy on Sunday afternoon leading up to the Daytona 500. I’d also never felt the gut punch and fright I felt Monday after the checkered flag flew. The 36 hours from when the 500 began to when it ended, including the events that preceded and followed, had some of the …

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2-Headed Monster: Is It Time for Superspeedway Rule Changes Following Ryan Newman’s Wreck?

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The 2020 Daytona 500 was a reminder that drivers can still get hurt in these race cars and we can never be too safe. Ryan Newman‘s accident was one of the scariest we’ve seen in this sport for a long time. Newman is currently recovering, having been released from Halifax Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. …

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Frontstretch Podcast: Denny Hamlin Wins Daytona 500, Brendan Gaughan Reflects on Career

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In this week’s edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff take on a more somber tone, with the incident involving Ryan Newman on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. The duo discusses safety innovations that have come into play over the past two decades and break down the incident in detail. Denny Hamlin was victorious, …

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Did You Notice?: Ryan Newman Rewrites A NASCAR Nightmare… 19 Years Later

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Did You Notice? … It’s been 19 years since we lost Dale Earnhardt Sr. on February 18, 2001? Ryan Newman’s wreck in the 2020 Daytona 500 brought back the PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) of that nightmare across America. It’s easy to forget an entire generation of race fans never experienced Earnhardt’s death. But for those who …

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Ross Chastain Filling In for Ryan Newman in Cup Series

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Ross Chastain will drive the No. 6 in the NASCAR Cup Series in place of Ryan Newman beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday, Feb. 19. “First and foremost, our focus remains with Ryan and his family as he continues to recover,” Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark said in …

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Ryan Newman Released from Hospital Following Daytona Crash

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday (Feb. 19). This news comes after an update earlier on Wednesday that Newman was fully alert and walking around Halifax. Roush’s tweet announcing the news included a photo of the driver walking away from the …

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Ryan Newman Walking at Hospital After Daytona Crash, RFR Shares Photo Update

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ryan Newman continues to recover at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday (Feb. 19). Newman is “fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center,” the update reads. “True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his …

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