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Holding A Pretty Wheel: Nothing but Gratitude and Hope for Brighter Days… and Racing

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We’ve come a long, long way in NASCAR in terms of safety. But on the last lap of the Daytona 500 (and those words already have a loaded meaning, don’t they?) on Monday night (Feb. 17), the racing world witnessed a horrific reminder of both how far we’ve come and how not a day can …

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Couch Potato Wednesday: The Protocol for Covering Serious Incidents

Oh boy.  Daytona brings us plenty to talk about this week.  Given what happened Monday, we need to start there. As you all know by now, Ryan Newman is currently at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.  His injuries have not been made public, but as of this writing, he is awake, alert and …

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Power Rankings: Daytona 500 Edition 

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I have been told I have the gift of snark, but I am still numb after this year’s Daytona 500. Does anyone really care who won the race? Does anyone really care which teams showed more strength than we expected? Does ANYONE care about anything except hearing better and better news about Ryan Newman? I …

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Ryan Newman Awake, Speaking Day After Daytona Crash

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Ryan Newman is awake and speaking to doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., following his last-lap crash in Monday’s (Feb. 17) Daytona 500, Roush Fenway Racing announced Tuesday, Feb. 18. The update is the first that confirms Newman is awake, after previous reports that he had been transported to the hospital in …

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Ryan Newman’s Injuries Not Life Threatening After Daytona Crash

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Ryan Newman was transported directly to a local hospital following a violent last lap crash in the Daytona 500 on Monday (Feb. 17). At 10:05 p.m. ET, Newman was described as in serious condition with non life-threatening injuries at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. On Tuesday morning at 11:51 a.m. ET, Roush Fenway …

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Daytona 500

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The Headline(s): Denny Hamlin snuck past Ryan Blaney on the final lap of the second overtime to win his second consecutive Daytona 500 and the third of his career. For Hamlin, the win is his first of 2020, his 38th career Cup victory and 57th NASCAR national series win.

Support for Ryan Newman Pours In from the NASCAR Community After Daytona Crash

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As the field came to the checkered flag in Monday’s rain-delayed Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash that sent him straight to the hospital. As the entire NASCAR world awaited an update on Newman’s condition, the support came pouring in on social media. Some of the messages included those from fellow …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Daytona 500

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Who … should you be talking about after the race? Denny Hamlin cemented his place as NASCAR’s top dog on superspeedways with his third career.Daytona 500 win and second in a row. He edged Ryan Blaney by just .014 seconds to take the checkered flag. But there was little time for Hamlin to celebrate. By …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 Busch Clash

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? With just six cars still running at the end of the 2020 Busch Crash — er, Clash — at Daytona International Speedway, it was Erik Jones getting by Ryan Newman with a little help from his friend Denny Hamlin to take the win and the bragging rights …

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Chris Buescher Buying Into His Return to Roush Fenway Racing

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The introduction of Ryan Newman to the Roush Fenway Racing stable in 2019 resulted in a major step forward for the organization. Bringing 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Chris Buescher back to Roush is the next step in that climb, and he’s embracing a return into the fold. Buescher spoke to Frontstretch on Sunday (Feb. …

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