Ryan Newman went on FOX Sunday afternoon before the iRacing Pro Invitational from Talladega to announce that when NASCAR gets back to racing he will be back in the seat of the #6 Roush Fenway Ford Mustang.
Newman was involved in one of the most vicious wrecks in recent NASCAR memory on the last lap of the Daytona 500 as he fought for the lead. That crash left Newman hospitalized for two days, from there he missed the next three races before NASCAR suspended the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a strange twist suspending the season for COVID-19 actually helped Newman. Instead of missing 10-11 races, he will only have missed three when the series resumes their season on May 17th (tentatively).
“We share Ryan’s enthusiasm in his return to the track. We look forward to Ryan returning to racing as soon as he is medically cleared to race.”
This is likely a formality because no one has been able to meet with their doctors since the pandemic started. Surely once Newman is able to meet with his neurologist/whoever he’ll be cleared to race and NASCAR can put out a welcome back statement.
Newman’s back. Most of us didn’t think we’d be saying that after we watched Corey Lajoie slam into Newman’s driver side window launching him into the Daytona night.
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