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.”
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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.”