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Ryan Newman suffered a horrific crash in the Daytona 500. Here’s the latest update.

Ryan Newman was treated and released from Halifax Medical Center, Roush Fenway Racing announced on Wednesday. (Roush Fenway Racing/TNS)

Just two days after a scary crash in the final lap of the Daytona 500, Ryan Newman is heading home.

Roush Fenway Racing provided an update on Newman, one of its drivers, on Wednesday.

Newman was involved in a horrific crash during the final lap of Monday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Newman was taken to Halifax Medical Center following the accident.

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On Wednesday, Roush Fenway gave an update through its official Twitter account.

“The veteran driver is fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center,” Roush Fenway said on Twitter. “True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters.”

Roush Fenway also posted a photo of Newman standing next to his two daughters while smiling in a hospital gown. Later, Roush Fenway posted a photo of Newman walking out of Halifax Medical Center, holding the hands of his daughters, with the caption, “Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.”

Newman was listed in serious condition following the crash that was caused when Newman’s teammate Ryan Blaney tapped his bumper, according to the Charlotte Observer.

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