Ryan Newman ‘awake’ following major car crash at Daytona 500

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. Sunday’s running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The update from Roush Fenway Racing is the first update since last night saying that Newman was hospitalized, and in serious condition.

Ryan Newman hospitalized after terrifying crash at Daytona 500

The statement confirmed that Newman was able to speak with doctors and his family.

Before the horrific crash, Newman approached the finish line of the Daytona 500 on Monday, and was expected to win his first Daytona 500 in 12 years.

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