When Ryan Newman returns to the Daytona International Speedway, he will be experiencing few flashbacks.
This is the first time Ryan Newman races at the Daytona since the last-lap accident that left him hospitalized, at the time, Newman was on the verge of winning the season-opening race in February. Unfortunately, a push from Ryan Blaney unsettled his Ford No 6 car and pitched him into the wall and upside down.
Speaking to NBC Sports, he Stated, “I’m just thankful for the opportunity to continue on. I get to hit the reset button in a roundabout way, not with my life, but the reality is just to continue to play on.”
As Expected, Newman wants back at least one win before the playoffs begin. The man is brimming with confidence because the team has made some huge improvements this season.
He concluded, “Leading a bunch of laps and finishing 35th isn’t going to cut it… It’s been a struggle for us, as many other teams, just the lack of track time, the lack of laps and getting the car dialed in. It’s been a challenge.”