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Ryan Newman released from hospital; walks out with daughters


Less than 42 hours after being injured during a scary last-lap wreck in the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Roush Fenway Racing announced the news in a release and via Twitter, posting a photo of Newman, clad in T-shirt and jeans, walking from Halifax Medical Center while holding the hands of his two daughters.

It was the second photo that the team had posted Wednesday; earlier reporting that Newman was walking around the hospital in good spirits and playing with his daughters.

Krissie Newman also posted video of the family leaving the hospital.

Newman was injured during a last-lap wreck of the postponed Daytona 500, which ended at 7:55 p.m. ET Monday.

The team posted the photo of him leaving the hospital at 1:49 p.m. ET Wednesday. Team president Steve Newmark posted a photo thanking the hospital staff about an hour later.

Not long after his release, Newman met up with his friends Martin Truex Jr. and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, in the driver motorhome lot at Daytona International Speedway.