Statements Regarding NASCAR Driver Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman at Daytona International Speedway Feb 2020
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 08: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Koch Industries Ford, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 08, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Updates on Roush Fenway Racing Driver Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman Has Been Treated and Released from Halifax Medical Center

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 19, 2020) — Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center. 

Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 19, 2020) — Ryan Newman continues to show great improvement after Monday night’s last-lap accident at Daytona International Speedway.

The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center. True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends, and family while playing with his two daughters. 

Ryan continues to express his appreciation for the outpouring of support from across the country, and he and his family are grateful for the immense level of support that has been provided by the NASCAR community and beyond. 

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

Daytona Beach, Florida (February 18, 2020) — 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.

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.


“We’re grateful for the news about Ryan,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.  “We had been waiting for information just like everyone else, so to hear some positive news tonight is a relief.  Ryan has been an important part of the Roush Fenway and Ford NASCAR program this past year, and he is so respected for being a great competitor by everyone in the sport.   The entire Ford family is sending positive thoughts for his recovery, but our first thoughts remain with his family and his team.”