Ryan Newman released; Chastain to race at Las Vegas

Driver crashed during final lap of the Daytona 500. Released from hospital 42 hours later.

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February 21, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Ryan Newman crashes in the tri-oval coming down to the checkered flag at the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Monday. Photo by N-J/Nigel Cook

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital holding the hands of his two young daughters. The announcement came just a few hours after the team said he was fully alert and walking around the hospital.

The 42-year-old Indiana native was taken by ambulance directly from the track in serious condition following the crash Monday night. Doctors said two hours after the accident that Newman’s injuries were not life-threatening, but no details have been released.

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