Ryan Preece update: NASCAR driver out of hospital after Daytona … – USA TODAY

Ryan Preece, who was transported to a local medical center after his No. 41 Ford flipped nearly a dozen times across the Daytona International Speedway infield in the late stages of the Coke Zero Sugar 400, is out of the hospital.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Sunday that Preece was discharged from Halifax Health Medical Center and on his way home to North Carolina.
Earlier Sunday, Stewart-Haas Racing had said Preece was “awake, alert and mobile” and “has been communicating with family and friends.”
In Saturday night’s race, Preece got loose after potentially getting bumped, and his car swerved down toward the infield, catching up teammate Chase Briscoe in the No. 14 in the process. Preece’s car took flight when he hit the infield grass, bouncing on his hood and then spinning several times through the air. The car eventually landed on its wheels and appeared to be on fire when it finally came to a stop.
Medical personnel rushed out to attend to Preece. He was able to get out of the car with some help and was then placed on a gurney and taken by ambulance to the infield care center.
Preece took to social media Saturday night with a pledge: “I’m coming back.”
“If you want to be a race car driver, you better be tough,” Preece wrote.
The crash with six laps to go sent the race to overtime. Chris Buescher won the race and Bubba Wallace claimed the final playoff spot.
Contributing: Associated Press