Ryan Newman announced Sunday that the plan is for him to resume driving once NASCAR returns.

Newman made the announcement Sunday on Fox and FS1 before Sunday’s Pro Invitational Series race at a virtual Talladega Superspeedway.

Newman suffered a brain bruise in a last-lap crash of the Daytona 500 on February 16.

“I’m excited to be healthy and at some point to get back in the race car when the world starts turning again and thankful for the people and support that I’ve gotten, friends and family and fans, you name it, that have prayed for me and given me this multitude of miracles that has given me this opportunity to get back in the seat at some point.”

Asked if that meant when NASCAR returns to the track – which could be as soon as May 17 at Darlington Raceway – Newman said:

“That’s the absolute plan for sure. I’m healthy … and look forward to being back in the seat for sure.”

Ross Chastain drove Newman’s No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford in the three races after the Daytona 500.

With Newman set to return, that could free Chastain to move to the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing and take over the ride formerly held by Kyle Larson. Chip Ganassi Racing fired Larson on April 14 for using a racial slur during an iRacing event on April 12.


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