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Ryan Newman expected to return to driver’s seat



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LAS VEGAS — Ryan Newman will return to the No. 6 Ford, per Steve Newmark, president at Roush Fenway Racing.

However, it remains unclear when the return will happen.

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“We don’t have a timetable for Ryan’s return,” Newmark said Sunday. “I can tell you that his timetable is that he wants to be back as soon as possible.”

Newmark updated the media Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a written statement from Ryan Newman.

Newman did not break any bones or suffered internal injuries, but he sustained a head injury, per the written statement. Newman continues to be treated for the injury.

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Newmark said Newman wants to update more on the medical details when he has the opportunity.

The 42-year-old driver’s goal is still the same, per Newmark: Win the 2020 Cup Series title.

Additionally, Newmark said various drivers and owners visited Newman at the hospital while he was recovering.

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Newman was taken to the Halifax Medical Center Monday night after a last-lap crash in Monday night’s 2020 Daytona 500 and was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Ross Chastain is filling in for the No. 6 this weekend in the Pennzoil 400.

Newmark also thanked Chip Ganassi and Chevrolet’s Jim Campbell for allowing Chastain to pilot the No. 6 Ford this weekend.


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