Ryan Newman returns to scene of harrowing Daytona 500 crash

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In this Feb. 9, 2020, file photo, Ryan Newman stands on pit road after his run during NASCAR auto racing qualifying at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Roush Fenway Racing announced a 12-race sponsorship deal Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, with Guaranteed Rate to fund Ryan Newman’s car throughout the remainder of this season. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman expects to get a little emotional when he drives into Daytona International Speedway this weekend.

His last race at Daytona ended with Newman exiting in the back of an ambulance as countless onlookers feared for his life.

Newman will return to the scene of his most harrowing crash as NASCAR debuts on Daytona’s road course.

Newman had to be cut from his No. 6 Ford in February after wrecking while leading the final lap of the Daytona 500.

He says “after February I’m pretty emotional every day. I’m just thankful for the opportunity to continue on.”

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