Ryan Newman

Car Owner: Richard Childress
Team: Richard Childress Racing
Crew Chief: Luke Lambert

 

Personal Information

Date of Birth: December 8, 1977
Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Resides: Statesville, N.C.
Marital Status: Married, Krissie
Children: Brooklyn, Ashlyn
Education: Purdue University – Class of 2001 (A.B. – Vehicle Structure Engineering)

Twitter:  @RyanJNewman
Hobbies:  Vintage automobiles
Nickname:  "Rocketman"

 

Ryan Newman Career Highlights

  • 17 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup  Series wins, through 2016.
  • Accumulated 103 top-five and 215 top-10 finishes through 2016.
  • 51 Pole Positions through 2016.
  • Made his 500th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015.
  • Won the prestigious Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013.
  • Won the 50th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in 2008. Honored by his hometown of South Bend, Indiana, later that year for his accomplishments on and off the race track.
  • Won the season-opening 2004 IROC race at Daytona — first IROC win.
  • 2003 National Motorsports Press Association Driver of the Year.
  • Won a series-high eight Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point races in 2003.
  • Won the NASCAR All-Star race in Charlotte in 2002.
  • Won the 2002 Rookie of the Year title over Jimmie Johnson.
  • Graduated in 2001 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, with a degree in vehicle structure engineering.
  • Made Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut for Penske Racing at Phoenix International Raceway in 2000.
  • First ever USAC Sprint Car win at Winchester Speedway in 1999. Named USAC Sprint Car Rookie of the Year.
  • Named USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year in 1996.
  • Has won seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races and one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Career Stats

YEAR CAR OWNER RACES TOP 5 TOP 10 WINS
2016 Richard Childress 36 2 10 0
2015 Richard Childress 36 5 15 0
2014 Richard Childress 36 5 16 0
2013 Tony Stewart 36 6 18 1
2012 Tony Stewart 36 6 14 1
2011 Tony Stewart 36 9 17 1
2010 Tony Stewart 36 4 14 1
2009 Tony Stewart 36 5 15 0
2008 Roger Penske 36 2 8 1
2007 Roger Penske 36 7 15 0
2006 Roger Penske 36 2 7 0
2005 Roger Penske 36 8 16 1
2004 Roger Penske 36 11 14 2
2003 Roger Penske 36 17 22 8
2002 Roger Penske 36 14 22 1
2001 Roger Penske 7 2 2 0
2000 Roger Penske 1 0 0 0
Totals 548 105 225 17