Ryan Newman released from hospital after horrific Daytona 500 crash

Ryan Newman leaving Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. with his daughters less than 48 hours after his horrific Daytona 500 crash. (Courtesy: Roush Fenway Racing)
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was released from a Daytona Beach hospital less than 48 hours after his horrific Daytona 500 crash.

Roush Fenway Racing tweeted out a statement Wednesday afternoon that Newman is "fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center".

"The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center. True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters," the statement read.

Roush Fenway Racing then tweeted out a photo Wednesday afternoon of Newman and his two daughters leaving the hospital with the caption "Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center".

At Monday's Daytona 500, Newman's car flipped, rolled, and was hit on the driver’s side by another car, before it slid across the finish line upside down.