Ryan Newman's racing team announced that he wants to return to racing as soon as he can but there is no timetable for that yet.
NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital just days after he was injured during a last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.
Police said the death remains under investigation.
After being towed off the track on a flatbed truck, Ryan Newman’s crumpled number six car was hauled back to Concord, North Carolina.
Newman was leading in the final lap when he was caught in the back by another racer's bumper, sending him right into a wall. His car flipped, rolled, and was hit on the driver's side by another car before finally skidding across the finish line with his roof engulfed in flames.
In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love.
Ryan Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his car skidded to a halt with fuel pouring onto the track frighteningly close to open flames. Everyone gasped as track workers placed large black screens around his car and worked to get him out. They had to wait two excruciating hours to finally exhale.
The Daytona 500 had to be rescheduled due to rain on Sunday for the first time since 2012, dampening NASCAR's season opener that started with a ballyhooed visit from President Donald Trump.
Daniel Suarez’s No. 96 Toyota got sandwiched between a pair of Fords headed to pit road midway through the first of two qualifying races Thursday night.
The Daytona 500 kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 16.
John Andretti, a member of one of auto racing's most famous families and the first driver to attempt the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's 600-mile race in North Carolina on the same day, has died. He was 56 and had spent the last three years battling colon cancer.