Ryan Newman Awake, Talking With Family & Doctors
The 42-year old has had a long career in NASCAR, spanning over 20 years, but Monday night’s crash was the worst he’s endured. In the final lap of the race, Newman’s car can be seen swerving into the barriers after being bumped from behind, turning over and skidding along the track, very close to open flames.
Track workers placed large black screens around the car and worked diligently to get him out. It took two hours for NASCAR to get word that Newman was in serious condition, however his injuries were non-life threatening.
Roush Fenway Racing released a statement Tuesday afternoon on Twitter saying Newman was awake and talking with his family and doctors.
Update on Ryan Newman: pic.twitter.com/TdJHDZ3O7O
— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 18, 2020
Roush Fenway Racing president Steve Newmark also released a statement on Twitter on behalf of Roush Fenway Racing and Newman’s family expressing their gratitude for the support and compassion from everyone.
— Steve Newmark (@NewmarkRFR) February 18, 2020