A wreck on the last lap of the Daytona 500 sent Ryan Newman's Car airborne and it was hit hard by another car. Newman remarkably just left the hospital on his own 2 feet today.
The NASCAR community witnessed a horrible crash that reminded many of the time they lost Dale Earnhardt several years ago, almost on the anniversary. Rousch-Fenway Racing's superstar #6 got into a rubbing match with another driver on the last lap of the race. One bump sent Ryan's car into the wall and then airborne. As it flipped, he was hit directly in the drivers side by #32. That sent him higher in the air and as he landed, his car caught fire. It was horrific for fans to watch.
Many prayers went up immediately as no one knew his condition and it didn't look good.
Many felt like that kind of crash would be hard to survive, or at least walk away from without serious injury. Newman beat the odds, thanks to the graces of God and state of the art safety devices in the cars these days.
"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 spending time playing with his two daughters," the Rousch- Fenway team on Twitter on Wednesday. It was accompanied by a photo of him standing with his daughters in his hospital room.
Later in the day, the team shared an even more amazing photo of him WALKING out of the hospital with his arms around his daughters! God is good! Thankfully he's gonna make a full recovery.