Daytona 500: Ryan Newman ‘awake and speaking’ after serious crash
American motorist Ryan Newman is alert and can talk after a severe crash in the Daytona 500 in Florida.
Newman, 42, who led Monday’s race, was struck from behind in his Ford Mustang and ventured to the wall prior to flipping and being struck with a second car.
“Ryan Newman remains under the care of doctors at Halifax Medical Centre at Daytona Beach, Florida. He is alert and speaking with family and physicians,” his team Roush Fenway said in a declaration.
They included:”Ryan and his family have expressed their appreciation for consideration and heartfelt messages from across the country. They are grateful for the support of the NASCAR community and beyond.”
US President Donald Trump gave the command on Sunday, but the race has been postponed until Monday because of heavy rain.