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Ryan Preece released from hospital following crash

Jul 15, 2023; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece (41) walks through the garage area prior to qualifying for the Crayon 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Preece was discharged from a Florida hospital on Sunday morning, hours after his car was involved in a crash at Daytona International Speedway, Stewart-Haas Racing said.

Preece, 32, was able to extricate himself from his No. 41 Ford after his vehicle made contact with teammate Chase Briscoe and rolled over numerous times on Saturday night during the Coke Zero Sugar 400. Preece was placed on a gurney and taken to the track’s infield care center before being transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., for continued observation.

Earlier Sunday, the team said Preece was “awake, alert and mobile.” In its later statement, Stewart-Haas Racing said Preece was headed home to North Carolina.

Preece took to social media two hours after the race to deliver a message to his fans.

“If you want to be a race car driver, you better be tough,” he posted on Twitter. “… I’m coming back.”

Chris Buescher notched his third win in the past five Cup Series races at Daytona.

–Field Level Media

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