Ryan Newman is on the mend following his Daytona 500 race injury on Monday, February 17.
“Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is awake and speaking with family and doctors,” Roush Fenway Racing, the team Newman drives for, said in a statement on Tuesday, February 18. “Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for the concern and heartfelt messages from across the country. They are grateful for the unwavering support of the NASCAR community and beyond. We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.”
One day prior, the 42-year-old race car driver was seriously injured after his car hit a wall and flipped in the air, landing on its roof on the side of the track during the two-day event’s final lap in Florida on Monday, February 17. He was rushed to the hospital after emergency responders extinguished a fire in his car.
Following the incident, NASCAR released a statement on his condition on Monday night revealing that he was “in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening.”
After the terrible collision,