Ryan Newman releases from hospital after frightening Daytona crash

From ESPN News Service: Ryan Newman has been released from Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing said Wednesday that the 42-year-old driver had been released, hours after tweeting that Newman “continues to show great improvement” and saying “true to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while playing with his two daughters.” The team included a photo of Newman exiting the hospital, holding hands with his…

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Ryan Newman walking around and alert after Daytona crash

From ESPN News Services NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was fully alert and walking around Wednesday, two days after his horrific last-lap crash at the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released a statement Wednesday that said Newman “continues to show great improvement” and is “fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center.” The racing team also posted a photo of Newman and his two daughters on its Twitter account. “True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters,”…

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Ryan Newman suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries in Daytona crash

From ESPN News Services: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman was involved in a scary crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Monday and was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. NASCAR delivered the news nearly two hours after Newman was extricated from his car and said he is in serious condition at Halifax Medical Center. The wait for the update was excruciating for fellow NASCAR drivers and fans across auto racing who spent the time wondering how seriously Newman was hurt. Safety crews rushed to Newman’s No. 6…

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Ryan Newman taken to hospital after last lap crash

From ESPN News Services: Ryan Newman was taken directly to a local hospital after a fiery crash on the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. Newman had surged into the lead on the final lap when runner-up Ryan Blaney‘s bumper caught the back of his Ford and sent Newman hard right into the wall. His car flipped, rolled, was hit on the driver’s side by another car, and finally skidded across the finish line engulfed in flames. It took several minutes for his car to be rolled back onto its wheels. Newman,…

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Jimmie Johnson announces 2020 will be last full-time season

Wednesday seven-time (Winston) Cup champ Jimmie Johnson announced that the upcoming 2020 season will be his final full-time in NASCAR’s top series. In a video he posted to Twitter, Johnson said “I know what this team is capable of and I hope that 2020 is the best yet.” Some of his fellow competitors paid their respects to Johnson: Though he has not been to Victory Lane since Dover in June 2017, Johnson has 83 career (Winston) Cup wins, tied with Cale Yarborough for sixth all time. He is a two-time…

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The Black and Red and the Royal Air Jordan is returning, but not how you think

Despite Jordan Brand’s actions, the Air Jordan I is cemented as one of the most iconic and influential sneakers ever. The black and red, mistakenly monikered “banned” , and the Royal are amongst the cream-of-the-crop colorways of this legendary silhouette and they will be making a return of sorts later this summer as the Sky Jordan, which is the air-less version of the shoe for children. They will feature their familiar black and red and black and royal color blocking, respectively, but instead of laces will feature a Velcro enclosure…

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Kyle Busch overwhelms field in getting 200th NASCAR win

Kyle Busch only needed a week to end the speculation around when he would pick up his 200th victory in a NASCAR national series. He won the Auto Club 400 in dominant fashion, leading 134 of the 200 laps and even overcame a speeding penalty on pit road. Joey Logano finished in second place, while Brad Keselowski earned third despite a slow start. This was Busch second consecutive Cup series victory making him the first driver in the 2019 season with more than one race victory. Auto Club 400: 2019…

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Brad Keselowski beats illness and the field to win at Atlanta

By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service February 24, 2019  at 5:55 pm HAMPTON, Ga. – Too sick to start practice on Saturday, Brad Keselowski found the cure to what ailed him in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Still suffering from the effects of stomach flu, Keselowski held off a charging — and frustrated — Martin  Truex Jr. in the closing circuits of the 325-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race and powered his No. 2 Team Penske Ford across the finish line .218 seconds ahead of Truex’s No. 19 Joe…

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Denny Hamlin survives late demolition derby to win his second Daytona 500

From Matthew Mayer of CBSports.com : Denny Hamlin held off reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to win the 61st Daytona 500 on Sunday. It’s the second win of Hamlin’s career in The Great American Race. Hamlin won a race that, for the most part, was a clean one until chaos ensued with less than 10 laps to go. Hamlin was coming off his first winless season and faced pressure within Joe Gibbs Racing with a new crew chief and Christopher Bell rising through the ranks. That…

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Jimmie Johnson wins rain shortened Clash

Something happened at the Clash at Daytona that hadn’t happened since June 4, 2017 – Jimmie Johnson being in 1st place at the end of a race. How he got there could be seen as a source of contention. While running in second on lap 55, Johnson and race leader Paul Menard got together, causing a wreck that would ensnare over half the field. Menard had this to say about the wreck to Fox Sports 1 : I moved down a little bit and the next thing I knew, I…

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