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Newman described his injury as "basically like a bruised brain" and said he was unconscious after the accident.

"It just takes time for it to heal," he said. "I was knocked out — there was a point where i don't remember a part of the race," he added. "Realistically, I just feel so lucky. On so many levels, I feel so lucky.

"You look at the crash you think, that's spectacular in a bad way. But you look at the car afterwards, you think of all he things that went right for me to be sitting here," Newman said.

"The outpouring of emotion from not only the NASCAR community, but across the country, has been truly humbling," Newman said. "I want to personally thank everyone including the Man upstairs for their support, encouragement and the numerous offers of assistance."

That comment echoed something he said in a video released by Newman on social media last month.

"Hey guys, I just wanna thank you for all your support and encouragement over the past couple of weeks; they've been quite a challenge," he said at the time. "While I won't be in the car this weekend, we're really excited about the debut of the Castrol paint scheme on the number six Castrol car, the Castrol Ford for Roush Fenway racing. Been a great partner and look forward to a new level of performance from our team."

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Newman spent two nights in the hospital after the crash, after which he released a statement.

"The outpouring of emotion from not only the NASCAR community, but across the country, has been truly humbling," Newman said. "I want to personally thank everyone including the Man upstairs for their support, encouragement and the numerous offers of assistance.

"I've spoken with Jack Roush and he has assured me that the #6 car will be waiting and ready for my return," Newman continued. "I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Ford."

Newman doesn't know when he'll be able to race again, but his team owner says his car is ready for him when he is.

"I've spoken with Jack Roush and he has assured me that the No. 6 car will be waiting and ready for my return," Newman said. "I'm looking forward to getting behind the wheel and battling for another race win in the Roush Fenway Ford."

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