“That’s the absolute plan, for sure,” Newman said. “I’m healthy. I’ve been blessed with another layer of this situation giving me more time to heal and look forward to being back in the seat.”
NASCAR responded with a statement encouraging his return when he is medically ready. “We share Ryan’s enthusiasm in his return to the track. We look forward to Ryan returning to racing as soon as he is medically cleared to race.”
Chastain tweeted that he was happy about Newman’s announcement.
“I’m happy Ryan is returning to the No. 6 when NASCAR resumes,” Chastain tweeted. “He has a wonderful team around and it’ll be great to see him back competing. Thanks to Jack, RFR and all their sponsors for letting me keep his seat warm while he was making his recovery.”
Roush Fenway Racing tweeted a quote from Newman saying, “My plan is to be back in the No. 6 Mustang when NASCAR returns to racing.”