|Ryan Newman Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 8, 1977|
Ryan Newman is an American professional stock car racing driver who has competed in the NASCAR Cup Series (2000-Present), finishing 2nd overall in 2014. He has also competed, partially, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (2001, 2005-2012), the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (2008-2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018), the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour (2008-2018), and the ARCA Re/Max Series (1997, 2000-2001). His most notable event wins include the 2002 Winston Cup Series (NASCAR ‘All-Star Race’), the 2008 Daytona 500, and the 2013 Brickyard 400. In 2003, he had won the ‘Driver of the Year’ award, presented annually to the best driver across all motorsport categories on 4 wheels.
Ryan Joseph Newman
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States
North Carolina, United States
Ryan, after his high school graduation, had joined Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He had graduated from there in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering.
Professional Stock Car Racing Driver
- Father – Greg Newman
- Mother – Diane Newman
- Siblings – Jamie Klepper (Sister)
- 02 (2000-2001)
- 12 (2002-2008)
- 39 (2009-2013)
- 31 (2014-2018)
- 6 (2019-Present)
NASCAR Cup Series Teams
Ryan has raced for –
- Kranefuss-Penske Racing (2000)
- Penske Racing South (2001-2003, 2006-2008)
- Penske-Jasper Racing (2004-2005)
- Stewart-Haas Racing (2009-2013)
- Richard Childress Racing (2014-2018)
- Roush Fenway Racing (2019-Present)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
94 kg or 207 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ryan has dated –
- Krissie Newman (2001-2020) – Ryan and Krissie had started dating in 2001 and the couple got married on January 3, 2004. They have 2 daughters together named Brooklyn Sage and Ashlyn Olivia. He had announced in February 2020 that the pair had decided upon an amicable separation and that they would continue to raise their daughters together.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
Ryan has been sponsored by –
- Aggressive Hydraulics
- Bass Pro Shops
- BrakeSafe Technologies
Ryan Newman Facts
- He had made his racing debut in the United Midget Auto Racing Association and the All-American Midget Series, in 1993. Ryan had won both the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title as well as the overall championship. He was eventually inducted into the ‘Quarter Midget Hall of Fame’ owing to his 100 feature race wins and 2 titles.
- In 1995, he had moved to competitions under the USAC (United States Auto Club) and had won the ‘Rookie of the Year’ title in both the Midget Series. The following year, he had won the Silver Crown Series Championship. In 1999, he had become the first driver ever to win in all three divisions while being the ‘Silver Bullet Series’ champion.
- As of December 2020, he had held the joint-record for being the longest-tenured active race driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. He was tied with Kurt Busch as both drivers had made their first NASCAR race start in 2000.
- As of December 2020, he had won 18 races in the NASCAR Cup Series. However, in his best season (2014), where he had finished 2nd overall, he had not won any of the 36 races in the season. His best result was a 2nd place finish in the last race of the season.
- He had participated in the ‘International Race of Champions’ thrice – finishing 6th in 2003, 2nd in 2004, and 4th in 2006.
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