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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday Ross Chastain will fill-in for Ryan Newman this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. RFR President Steve Newmark issued a statement regarding the motorsports community pouring their undeniable support for Newman, who is not only awake and alert, but released from Halifax Medical Center hours prior of the team announcing Chastain as their driver. Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7 — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020 This encouraging news came just two days afterRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two days removed from one of the most horrific crashes in NASCAR history, Ryan Newman continues showing improvement Wednesday. Roush Fenway Racing issued its latest statement on all social media platforms: “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 spending time playing with his two daughters.” Following their statement,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Ryan Newman is in serious condition and unspecified, but non-life threatening injuries while being treated at Halifax Medical Center. The update on Newman, the 2008 Daytona 500 champion, came via Roush Fenway Racing. pic.twitter.com/RugPUdmpEk — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 18, 2020   While battling for the win on the last lap of the 62nd Daytona 500, which was postponed to Monday due to weather, Newman was leading off of Turn 4 coming to the checkered flag when he was clipped by Ryan Blaney’s car. The incidentRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the hours before his final Daytona 500 start, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was riding bikes with his wife and two young daughters in the infield, enjoying the sunny Florida day and the good vibes before NASCAR’s highest profile green flag flew. On the grid before the race, Johnson’s daughters took turns sitting in the driver’s seat of their dad’s famed No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. And then moments later, their father rolled off and into theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Brendan Gaughan caps final Daytona 500 with career-best finish DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With 10 laps left in his final Daytona 500, Brendan Gaughan was two laps down. Two quick cautions, however—the last one coming on Lap 199 of a scheduled 200—got Gaughan back on the lead lap as the highest-scored lapped car just in time for the first of two overtimes. Gaughan made the most of the opportunity, driving up to seventh place by the time the race reached its chaotic conclusion, withRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the car of Ryan Newman sliding upside-down trailing sparks behind him, Denny Hamlin joined elite company on Monday night in the second-closest finish in Daytona 500 history. Hamlin beat Ryan Blaney to the finish line at Daytona International Speedway by .014 seconds, and while the driver of the No. 11 celebrated with a burnout on the infield grass, the emergency crew worked to extricate Newman from his No. 6 Ford, which came to rest on its roof at theRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Rain stopped the Daytona 500 after 20 laps of a scheduled 200 Sunday afternoon, forcing postponement of the Great American Race until Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were the centerpiece of pre-race festivities. After addressing the crowd, President Trump gave the command to start engines and paced the field for a lap before returning to the Daytona 500 Club. Jimmie Johnson, starting hisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As the 40-car field for Sunday’s 62nd running of the Daytona 500 rolls toward the green flag this afternoon, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will have the best view of anyone as he starts the race from the pole position. The Olive Branch, Mississippi native may be in a new home with JTG-Daugherty Racing in 2020, but he is no stranger to success on the restrictor plate tracks, having won at both Daytona and Talladega in 2017. With that past success in his backRead More