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Ryan Newman, NASCAR Driver

Meet the Man Who Drives the No. 31 Car

Get to Know "Rocketman" Ryan Newman

A native of South Bend, Indiana, Ryan Newman started his racing career before age 6, driving in a quarter midget race. (He eventually won more than 100 features, six regional championships and the 1988 Grand National Quarter Midget championship.) Known to fans as “Rocketman,” Newman made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Phoenix International Speedway in 2000 and joined RCR in 2014.

Here are a few more facts about the No. 31 NASCAR driver:

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

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Ryan Newman Career Highlights

  • 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins, through 2016.
  • 112 top-five and 238 top-10 finishes through 2016.
  • 51 Pole Positions through 2017.
  • 500th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22, 2015.
  • 2013 winner of the prestigious Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  • 2008 winner of the 50th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Career Stats

YEAR CAR OWNER RACES TOP 5 TOP 10 WINS
2017 Richard Childress 36 7 13 1
2016 Richard Childress 36 2 10 0
2015 Richard Childress 36 5 15 0

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