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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ryan Newman is fully alert, walking around the hospital and joking with staff two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, the 42-year-old driver “continues to show great improvement.” (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

Newman: "Great to be alive" after terrifying Daytona wreck

Mar. 6, 2020 4:17 PM EST

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Newman was back at the track Friday, sipping on a Coke and casually strolling through the infield of Phoenix Raceway. It was hard to believe he was in a terrifying wreck at the Daytona 500 less than three weeks ago. "It’s great to be alive," Newman said. “If you...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as Corey LaJoie (32) crashes in to him on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

In The Pits: NASCAR regroups after Ryan Newman accident

Feb. 24, 2020 5:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This we know: Ryan Newman might very well be the toughest man in NASCAR. The Purdue graduate with an engineering degree has, for 18 seasons, railed against the dangers of superspeedway racing. He'd been airborne in his car too many times for his comfort, and his scathing criticism of...

Chase Briscoe wins rain-delayed Xfinity race at Las Vegas

Feb. 23, 2020 9:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Chase Briscoe won the rain-delayed Xfinity Series race Sunday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR was able to complete 50 of the 200 laps Saturday before rain washed out the event and pushed its conclusion to after the Cup race Sunday, won by Joey Logano an hour before the Xfinity...

Joey Logano celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)

Joey Logano overcomes missed pit call to win at Las Vegas

Feb. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The adjustments to a major offseason overhaul at Team Penske continued Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where miscommunication between Joey Logano and his new crew chief led to a botched final pit stop. Logano still wound up in victory lane for the second year in a row, winning a...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Newman did not suffer life-threatening injuries in the incident. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Newman suffered head injury, no internal injuries in crash

Feb. 23, 2020 3:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ryan Newman said he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but did not disclose details in a statement from the driver read before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I was fortunate to avoid any internal organ damage or broken bones. I did...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as Corey LaJoie (32) crashes in to him on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

NASCAR had paramedic in Newman's car 35 seconds after crash

Feb. 22, 2020 2:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A paramedic was treating Ryan Newman inside his car 35 seconds after the ruined and flaming vehicle came to rest after a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. NASCAR gave a brief timeline Saturday of the response to Monday night's airborne accident that was so startling many drivers...

Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne as Corey LaJoie (32) crashes in to him on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Drivers processing the dangers of racing after Newman crash

Feb. 21, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NASCAR rolled west this week, shifting from the Daytona 500 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway without Ryan Newman. Newman’s streak of 649 consecutive races dating to 2002 will end Sunday when he misses the second race of the 2020 season as he recovers from a spectacular last-lap crash at...

This photo provided by Roush Racing shows NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and his daughters, Brooklyn Sage, left, and Ashlyn Olivia, leaving Halifax Medical Center, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.(Roush Racing via AP)

Newman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las Vegas

Feb. 19, 2020 10:52 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital holding the hands of his two young daughters. The announcement...

Tate Fogleman (02) and Korbin Forrister (7) crash between turns 3 and 4 during the NASCAR Truck Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

Grant Enfinger wins wild Truck Series opener at Daytona

Feb. 14, 2020 11:17 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR opened the Truck Series season with one fiery crash, a truck stuck on its roof and Grrant Enfinger in victory lane following overtime and a door-to-door race to the finish line. Enfinger beat Jordan Anderson in a frantic push to the finish that drew sparks as the trucks...

Erik Jones (20) and Kyle Larson (42) wreck going through Turn 4 during the NASCAR Busch Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Darryl Graham)

NASCAR's guessing game: Trying to predict the Daytona 500

Feb. 13, 2020 4:58 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Survival is the most important skill in the Daytona 500. NASCAR’s season opener is a three-hour, white-knuckle thrill ride in cramped quarters at 200 mph that’s as much about finding holes and help than having speed and handling. The fastest car rarely wins and has...