Ryan Newman alert, walking around hospital

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman was fully alert and walking around Wednesday, two days after his horrific last-lap crash at the Daytona 500.

Roush Fenway Racing released a statement Wednesday that said Newman “continues to show great improvement” and that he is “fully alert and walking around Halifax Medical Center.”

“True to his jovial nature, he has also been joking around with staff, friends and family while spending time playing with his two daughters,” the statement said.

Roush Fenway Racing also posted a photo of Newman and his two daughters on its Twitter account.

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