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February 17, 2020

Ryan Newman released from Daytona-area hospital

Ryan Newman
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Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Newman was taken to Halifax Medical Center on Monday night following a last-lap wreck on Monday in the 2020 Daytona 500. The 42-year-old was in serious condition following the crash, but doctors indicated his injuries were not life threatening, according to a statement from Roush Fenway Racing.

On Tuesday, Roush Fenway Racing President Steve Newmark posted on social media that Newman remained at Halifax Medical Center. The team later announced in a statement at 3:45 p.m. ET that Newman is “awake and speaking with family and doctors.”

On Wednesday, Roush Fenway Racing posted on social media that Newman continued to show great improvement and was fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center.

MORE: Roush Fenway Racing statement on Ryan Newman

Newman was removed from the car by rescue personnel Monday night at Daytona International Speedway following his involvement in a last-lap, last-turn wreck.

Newman was in the lead coming into the final turn with Ryan Blaney and eventual Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin in close pursuit.