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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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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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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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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

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

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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