CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing has announced that Ross Chastain will fill in for Ryan Newman in the No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford, starting this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Newman was injured in a last-lap accident while leading Monday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. He has since been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center.
“First and foremost, our focus remains with Ryan and his family as he continues to recover,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark. “We also want to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have offered support and taken the time to send their thoughts and prayers to Ryan, his family and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing.
“The NASCAR community has long prided itself on being a close-knit family,” added Newmark. “That is never more evident than during these types of moments, and we want to express our appreciation to everyone at Chip Ganassi Racing, as well as Kaulig Racing, for allowing Ross to fill in for Ryan in the No. 6 on such short notice.”
Chastain has won three times in the NASCAR Truck Series and twice in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, including a dominating performance at Las Vegas in 2018.
The Alva, Fla., native has made 72 career starts in the NASCAR Cup Series and finished inside the top 10 in the 2019 Daytona 500.
Chastain was poised for another strong finish in Monday’s Daytona 500 before being involved in a late-race accident.
There is no current timetable for Newman’s return. Additional updates will be provided as they become available.