NASCAR driver Ryan Newman just defied all odds by WALKING out of a Florida hospital hand in hand with his two daughters, just 2 days after his violent crash at the Daytona 500.
In an incredible site, photos of Newman were released by his team Roush Racing of him posing and standing with his two daughters inside the hospital, then they shared a photo of him dressed and walking out holding his little girls’ hands.
“Ryan Newman continues to show great improvement after Monday night’s last-lap accident at Daytona International Speedway. 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 team said in a statement.
They continued, “Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.”
The team included the photos with their message on Twitter.
It is an amazing moment to see after the Newman crashed so violently in the last turn of the race, his car was shot into the air and flipped several times.
Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital two days after Monday's crash at the Daytona 500 🙏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 19, 2020
At the time, the car also burst into flames and many were worried Ryan may not have survived the accident.
As we reported, Ryan had a tough week including announcing just 4 days before the race that he and his wife of 16-years had separated. Newman issued a statement at the time saying, “After 16 years of marriage, Krissie and I have decided to amicably separate.”
He continued, “We will continue to jointly raise our girls while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch. Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that our daughter’s privacy be respected during this time.”
Many fans took to social media to support the driver and his family and ask if the near-death experience may actually bring the family back together.
Ryan’s wife, Krissie, was with him at the hospital and posted video on Twitter of their daughters walking with their father out of the hospital.
“Sometimes tragedy will bring people back together!! Thanking God again this morning that @RyanJNewman is okay!!” a fan tweeted after the crash.
One of his fans added, “Ryan really needs you at this time. Hopefully, w/God’s help & a miracle…Ryan will completely recover & also heal your marriage. Don’t give up. Praying 4the Lord 2b w/your family always. Healing prayers lifting.”
Bottom line…It’s great to see him up and walking with his kids and we wish him a swift recovery.