NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital following a scary crash during the final lap at the Daytona 500 Monday night.
According to a statement tweeted by Newman’s racing team, Roush Fenway Racing, the driver was released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida today.
The team’s update came just hours after they reported Newman was “awake and talking with doctors” at the medical center.
Newman was leading in the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday evening when he was bumped from behind sent him into the wall. His car was rammed by another racer, which caused him to flip multiple times before it slid on its roof and burst into flames.
Denny Hamlin went on to win the race. In his post-race speech, he said he was praying for Newman.