Newman cleared to race in NASCAR again after scary Daytona 500 wreck

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Mere months after being involved in a wreck that could have taken his life, Ryan Newman wants back in. He has been medically cleared to compete in NASCAR once again.

Newman will return to the track when this global coronavirus pandemic is over. He only competed in the Daytona 500 this season.

Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman driving during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500
Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Newman driving during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

NASCAR only competed four races, before they have been on a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. There have been some speculation that the sport would return next month at Darlington Raceway.

Ross Chastain has been filling in for Newman in the No. 6 car for Roush Fenway Racing. However, he will no longer have a Cup Series ride in the future.

Chastain was considered for the No. 42 ride with Chip Ganassi Racing. On Monday, the team announced that Matt Kenseth is coming out of retirement to drive the car for the rest of the season.

Newman finished ninth in the Daytona 500 in his Koch Industries ride. But mere feet from the finish line, he was involved in a very scary crash.

Some people feared that he might have died from the crash, especially on social media. There were people, who sadly, suggested that he died following the crash due to being a Trump supporter.

Yes, you heard that correctly. That’s how sick this world has come to.

In his Cup Series career, Newman has made 657 starts. In fact, he made every start from 2002 through the Daytona 500 this season.

He has won 18 career races, including his last win coming during the 2017 season. He won the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona.

He has also 115 top 5 finishes and 262 top 10 finishes. In his career, he has had 51 poles.

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