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Ryan Newman medically cleared by NASCAR to race

NASCAR announced Monday night that Ryan Newman has been medically cleared to race once racing resumes.

The 2008 Daytona 500 champion has sidelined due to a severe crash on the final lap of this year’s 500.

Newman made an appearance on Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series FOX Sports broadcast of the Talladega race and stated he’d be ready to return once NASCAR would get going again. However, he had not been medically cleared until Monday’s announcement.

Newman had done a private test at Darlington Raceway back in mid-March before the COVID-19 global pandemic but has not been in a competitive race since the Daytona 500.

Ross Chastain has been Newman’s sub for the three races that Newman’s missed but will now shift his main focus toward running for an Xfinity Series championship with Kaulig Racing once racing returns, with Monday’s announcement being made.

More details are yet to come.


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