Ryan Newman released from hospital

Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.

The Roush-Fenway Racing team released a photo of Ryan Newman smiling and standing Wednesday followed shortly after with a photo showing him leaving the hospital. The team said: “Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.”

The team release accompanying the first picture said:

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 playing with his two daughters.

Ryan continues to express his appreciation for the outpouring of support from across the country, and he and his family are grateful for the immense level of support that has been provided by the NASCAR community and beyond.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

Newman was seriously injured but survived a terrifying crash at the conclusion of Monday night’s Daytona 500.

Newman was leading coming out of turn 4, followed closely behind by Ryan Blaney.  Blaney came down to try and get past Newman, who came down to block. The rear of Newman’s Ford clipped the front of Blaney’s and was sent airborne.  It was then hit by the Ford of Corey Lajoie and sent tumbling down the frontstretch. The car slid on its roof coming to rest in a heap near the end of pit road.

Greg Engle