Ryan Newman - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Married, Wife, Daughters, Family, Nationality, Height, Facts, Parents, Awards, Career, Salary, Car Crash, Injury
Ryan Newman is an American professional stock car racing driver who is famous for competing full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing, as well as part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving the No. 39 Ford F-150 for DCC Racing. In 1993, Newman made his racing debut in the United Midget Auto Racing Association and the All-American Midget Series, winning both Rookie of the Year and the championship. He tied for the longest-tenured active diver in the Cup Series with Kurt Busch (both made their debut in 2000). He was seriously injured in a horrific crash at the end of the Daytona 500 on February 17, 2020. Just days before the race and devastating crash, Ryan and Krissie announced they had agreed to separate after 16 years of marriage. He is nicknamed "Rocket Man".
What is Ryan Newman Known For?
- Being an American professional race car driver.
- For competing in NASCAR for Roush Fenway Racing.
Who are the Parents of Ryan Newman? Know About His Nationality, Family, and Education
Ryan Newman was born on 8th December 1977 with the birth name of Ryan Joseph Newman. He is from South Bend, Indiana, the USA. He holds American nationality and his ethnicity is American-White. Sagittarius is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. He was born to his parents; Greg Newman (father) and Diane Newman (mother). Also, he has a sister, Jamie with whom he spent his childhood and early life. As of 2020, he celebrated his 43rd birthday. He became interested in cars when he was only nine when his dad gifted him a small car that he built himself. They went to test the vehicle but met with an accident. While growing up, he helped his father in the garage.
About his education, Ryan Newman graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in engineering in 2001.
Ryan Newman Career Timeline
- Ryan Newman made his racing debut in the United Midget Auto Racing Association and the All-American Midget Series, winning the championship as well as Rookie of the Year in 1991.
- His 100 feature wins and two titles lead him to the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.
- In the year 1996, he was the Silver Crown.
- He won all three divisions while being the Silver Bullet Series champion in the No. 14 Beast-powered Chevy in the year 1999.
- In 2000, he started driving for racing icon Roger Penske where he ran No. 27 Alltel-sponsored Ford for Penske Racing in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.
- He won three of the five ARCA races he entered and made his Winston Cup debut at Phoenix International Raceway in the No. 02 Alltel-sponsored Ford for Penske. In the same year, he ran 15 Busch Series races winning poles in his second and third career starts and scoring his first career win at Michigan International Speedway in just his 9th career start.
- He made his Busch Series debut on February 24, 2001, at Rockingham in the Alltel 200 finishing ninth.
- In the year 2002, he won a season-high six poles, breaking the rookie record set by Davey Allison.
- Next, he joined Dale Earnhardt Jr. as the second rookie to win The Winston all-star race.
- He scored his first career Winston Cup win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September 2002.
- His sophomore season began with a flip at the 2003 Daytona 500.
- He finished the season with a series-high eight wins and eleven poles, Newman also suffered seven DNF's, which left him sixth in points.
- He qualified for the inaugural Chase for the Cup in 2004 finishing seventh and made the 2005 Chase returning to the Busch Series after a four-year absence, winning six out of the nine races he entered, including a series-record five straight.
- He ended his 2006 season without any win finishing a career-worst 18th in points.
- He made his Truck Series debut on October 25, 2008, at Atlanta Motor Speedway, starting 10th in the 33 truck field driving Kevin Harvick's No. 2 Truck winning his first Truck series.
- He then announced on 15th July 2008 stating that he was leaving Penske and later it was confirmed he was joining Haas CNC Racing for 2009 in the No. 4 Chevy Impala, the number was later changed to 39 due to Morgan–McClure Motorsports Owning the number.
- In his 2008 season, he earned a pole, five top 5s, and 15 top 10s, and an average finish of 14.0.
- After then, he broke a 78-race winless streak with a win in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway on 10th April 2010. The win was the first in NASCAR history for a car numbered 39.
- He began his 2011 season by leading the most laps in the Daytona 500 finishing 22nd.
- At the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire, he got his first win in 2011.
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- He then signed a multi-year extension with Richard Childress Racing on 10th October 2016 to return in 2017.
- On 15th September 2018, it was announced that he will not return to Richard Childress Racing in 2019.
- It was announced on 22nd September 2018 stating that Newman would drive the No. 6 Ford Mustang GT full-time for Roush Fenway Racing starting in 2019.
- Clint Bowyer chopped Newman's nose at the conclusion of the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race which sent Bowyer into the wall during the cool-down lap. Bowyer then attacked Newman on pit road.
- On February 17, 2020, when leading on the final corner of the final lap of the 2020 Daytona 500, Newman's car was tapped in the rear by Ryan Blaney which made Newman's car veer across the track and bounce off the outside wall, rolling over onto its roof and turning the driver's side toward Corey LaJoie's onrushing car. The violent collision caused Newman's car to roll over again. This took nearly 15 minutes to extract Newman from the wreck and put him in an ambulance before he was taken to Halifax Medical Center. He sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. On February 23, a statement was released detailing Newman's status, revealing that he suffered no broken bones but was recovering from an unspecified head injury.
- He announced on 26th April stating that he would return to the driver's seat at the restart of NASCAR's 2020 season, as early as May 17.
- As of November 2020, he has 51 poles, placing him 9th all-time.
- In his 2021 season, he would return to Roush Fenway Racing. He finished a career-worst 28th in the final standings.
Awards and Achievements
- 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
- 2003 Driver of the Year
- 1999 United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series Champion
- 2008 Daytona 500 winner
- 2013 Brickyard 400 winner
- 2002 The Winston Winner
Ryan Newman Wife and Children
Ryan Newman was a married man. He tied a knot to his beautiful wife, Krissie Newman. From their marriage, the duo was blessed with two children; Brooklyn Sage Newman (born 18th November 2010) and Ashlyn Olivia Newman (born 17th July 2012). Their kids are often seen in photos with Ryan and Krissie at NASCAR race tracks cheering on their dad. He was on an episode of "American Pickers", buying bumper cars for his children. The duo met each other in the year 2001 on a blind date. During that time, Krissie was working as a judge's clerk. After dating for some years, Ryan and Krissie married. Krissie is a graduate of Shippensburg University and has a degree in Criminal Science as well. After sixteen years of their married life, Ryan and Krissie announced on 13th February 2020, on their personal via their Twitter accounts that they had agreed to amicably separate. They remained friends and continue raising their daughters. Today, Ryan Newman is leading a single life happily with his children. There is no extra-marital news, rumors, and affairs about him revealed in the media apart from Krissie. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.
Ryan Newman and Krissie also work together supporting Rescue Ranch, a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote, through its education, respect for all animals, as well as agricultural, environmental, and wildlife conservation; and facilitate rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond. They have rescued and cared for five dogs: Socks, Dunkin, Fred, Jasmine, and Hollow. In addition, they are also the proud owners of an orange feline whom they named Benjamin Ries-Roncalli after the famous ex-driver. He helped fund the construction of the Catawba County, North Carolina Humane Society shelter, in the county where he once lived.
How much is Ryan Newman Net Worth in 2021?
Ryan Newman is a very talented and successful racing driver who is one of the highest-earning race car drivers and is the longest-tenured driver in NASCAR. As of 2021, the net worth of Ryan Newman is estimated to have $60 Million. He has won the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and more. As of 2020, he made career earnings of $90 million. His main source of wealth comes from his racing career and endorsement deals. At present, he is endorsed by Mazola and Coke. He also owns a million-dollar house in Statesville, North Carolina, the USA. Newman is an owner of 14 cars and he enjoys working on vintage cars. His favorite is the 1948 Buick Roadmaster convertible. Newman's exact salary is still to get disclosed yet. NASCAR penalized Newman's team with a 75-point deduction, a $125,000 fine, a six-race suspension for crew chief Luke Lambert and two key crew members back in 2015.
How tall is Ryan Newman?
Ryan Newman is a handsome man with a white skin tone. His body type is average. He stands tall at the perfect height of 1.72 m or 5 feet 7 inches and his balanced weight consist of 90 kg or 198 Pounds. His chest size is 38 in, waist size is 34 in and biceps size is 15 in. His shoe size is 10 US. He has a pair of blue eyes and his hair color is dark brown. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him.
Trivias About Ryan Newman You Need To Know.
- Ryan enjoys fishing.
- His car was featured on the cover of the 2005 EA Sports computer game NASCAR SimRacing, and he was actively involved in its development.
- He enjoys driving and working on his collection of vintage cars.
- In 2002, he won his first-ever Winston Cup race (New Hampshire) and claimed victory at the All-Star Race.
- He's competed full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series while driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.
- He's competed in over 15 Daytona 500 races.