Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman

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Dec 08, 1977


South Bend, IN


Statesville, NC



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Newman Begins Chili Bowl Action Wednesday

Kohler Generators Joins Roush Fenway Racing as an Anchor Partner on No. 6

Guaranteed Rate Renews Partnership with Roush Fenway, Ryan Newman

Memorable Moments: Behind the Scenes with Newman

Season in Review: Newman and No. 6 Team

Newman Begins Chili Bowl Action Wednesday

Kohler Generators Joins Roush Fenway Racing as an Anchor Partner on No. 6

Guaranteed Rate Renews Partnership with Roush Fenway, Ryan Newman

Memorable Moments: Behind the Scenes with Newman

Season in Review: Newman and No. 6 Team

Memorable Moments: No. 6 Team Schemes

Newman Finishes Season Finale 24th in Phoenix

Ryan Newman | Phoenix Advance

Memorable Moments: Martinsville

Newman Finishes 18th in Martinsville

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Martinsville

Ryan Newman | Martinsville Advance

Newman Runs 19th in Wednesday Night Texas Finish

Ryan Newman | Texas Advance

Memorable Moments: Kansas

Newman Rides Up and Down Day to Finish 22nd in Kansas

Ryan Newman – Kansas Advance

Newman Finishes 31st in Eventful ROVAL Race

Ryan Newman | ROVAL Advance

Memorable Moments: Talladega II

Newman Rallies for Thrilling Fifth-Place Finish in Talladega

Ryan Newman – Talladega II Advance

Memorable Moments: Las Vegas II

Newman Grabs Top-15 in Wild Ending in Vegas

Ryan Newman | Las Vegas II Advance

Memorable Moments: Bristol

Newman Finishes 25th at Bristol

Ryan Newman | Bristol Advance

Newman Crosses Line 23rd in Richmond

Ryan Newman – Richmond Advance

Newman Rallies to Finish 15th in Darlington

Ryan Newman – Darlington Advance

Newman Caught Up in Late Incident in Daytona

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Daytona

Ryan Newman – Daytona Advance

Memorable Moments: Dover Doubleheader

Newman Finishes 24th in Dover

Newman Finishes 19th in First of Two Races at Dover

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Dover

Ryan Newman – Dover DH Advance

Newman Finishes 19th at Daytona Road Course

Ryan Newman – Daytona Road Course Advance

Newman Perseveres for 13th-Place Finish in Michigan

Late Incident Derails Newman in Michigan

Ryan Newman – Michigan DH Advance

Memorable Moments: Loudon

Newman Finishes 21st in Guaranteed Rate Ford at New Hampshire

Ryan Newman | Loudon Advance

Newman Caught Up in Multi-Car Incident in Kansas

Ryan Newman – Kansas Advance

Newman Earns 13th-Place Finish in Texas

Ryan Newman – Texas Advance

Memorable Moments: All-Star

Early Spin Spoils All-Star Race for Newman

Ryan Newman – All-Star Advance

Newman Battles to 17th in Acronis Ford at Kentucky

Ryan Newman – Kentucky Advance

Newman’s Day Ends Early at Brickyard 400

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Indy

Oscar Mayer to Celebrate Independence Day with Indy Scheme

Ryan Newman – Indianapolis Advance

Newman Finishes 18th in Wyndham Rewards Ford at Pocono

Newman Leads Late, Finishes 15th in First Leg of Pocono Doubleheader

Ryan Newman – Pocono Advance

Chris Buescher – Pocono Advance

Newman Comes Up Just Short on Fuel at Talladega

Ryan Newman – Talladega I Advance

Newman Finishes 30th at Homestead

Ryan Newman – Homestead Advance

Newman Scores Solid 12th-Place Finish in Koch Ford at Martinsville

Ryan Newman – Martinsville I Advance

Newman Finishes 14th in Progressive Ford at Atlanta

Progressive Insurance to Sponsor Ryan Newman and Roush Fenway’s No. 6 Ford at Atlanta

Newman Battles to 15th-place in Castrol Ford at Bristol

Ryan Newman – Bristol I Advance

Newman Finishes 17th Thursday at Charlotte

Memorable Moments: Coca-Cola 600

Mechanical Issue Spoils Coke 600 for Newman, No. 6 Roman Team

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Charlotte I

Ryan Newman – Charlotte I Advance

Memorable Moments: Darlington II

Newman Battles to 14th-Place Finish in Rain-Shortened Darlington Race

Roman to Power Ryan Newman & the No. 6 Team at Prestigious Coke 600 Sunday, May 24

Ryan Newman – Darlington II Advance

Roush Fenway Weekly Advance | Darlington 2

Newman Earns Hard-Fought Top-15 in Racing Return

Ryan Newman – Darlington I Advance

Roush Fenway Statement on Ryan Newman

Ryan Newman To Be a Guest on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday Morning

Newman On Pole for Sunday’s Busch Clash at Daytona


Ryan Newman – Daytona Clash/Qualifying Advance

Koch Industries to Sponsor Ryan Newman in Daytona 500

Roush Fenway Racing Names Castrol® as Team’s Official Oil Partner

Chili Bowl on Tap for Newman

Roush Fenway Racing Announces Multi-Year Extension with Wyndham Rewards

Newman Pleased with 2019 Progression, Poised for Non-Rookie 2020

Year In Review: 6 Team Schemes

Newman Ends 2019 With Strong 7th-Place Run

Ryan Newman – Homestead Advance

Ryan Newman – Phoenix II Advance

Newman Finishes 15th in Texas


Ryan Newman – Texas II Advance

Newman Battles Back, Records Top-10 at Martinsville

Ryan Newman – Martinsville II Advance

Blue Bird, ROUSH CleanTech Partner to Celebrate Propane School Bus Partnership at Martinsville

Early Damage Ends Newman’s Day in Kansas

Newman and No. 6 Team Look To Finish Season Strong

Ryan Newman – Kansas II Advance

Memorable Moments: Talladega II

Newman Edged at Line, Finishes Close 2nd at Talladega

Ryan Newman – Talladega II Advance

Newman Finishes 22nd at Dover

Ryan Newman – Dover II Advance

Newman Comes Up Just Short in Advancing Through NASCAR Playoffs

Ryan Newman – ROVAL Advance

Memorable Moments: Richmond

Newman Continues Consistency, Finishes 6th at Richmond

Mazola, Roush Fenway, Rescue Ranch Partner for Fall Events

Ryan Newman – Richmond II Advance

Memorable Moments: Las Vegas

Newman Drives to Top-10 Finish at Las Vegas

Ryan Newman – Las Vegas II Advance

Memorable Moments: #TheBrickyard400

Newman, No. 6 Team Drive Way into #NASCARPlayoffs at Indy

Ryan Newman – Indy Advance

Eventful Night Forces Newman with 23rd at Darlington

Newman Earns 7th-Place Finish at Sonoma

Memorable Moments: Bristol

Newman Earns Top-10 at Bristol

Newman Looking Forward to Short Track Racing at Bristol

Ryan Newman – Bristol Advance

Memorable Moments: Texas

Solid 11th-Place Finish for Newman at Texas

Ryan Newman – Texas Advance

Memorable Moments: Martinsville Speedway

Newman Finishes 23rd at Martinsville

Ryan Newman – Martinsville Advance

Memorable Moments: California

Newman Finishes 22nd in Fontana

Roush Fenway Racing off to strong start for 2019 season

Roush Fenway No. 6 Team Looking to Build on Early Season Consistency

Ryan Newman – Fontana Advance

Memorable Moments: Phoenix

Newman Earns 12th-Place Finish at Phoenix

Oscar Mayer Bacon Car to Make Sizzling Debut at Phoenix

Ryan Newman – Phoenix Advance

Newman Finishes 24th in Las Vegas

Wyndham Rewards Excited for Change, No. 6 Car in 2019

Roush Fenway Looks to Hit Big in Vegas

Ryan Newman – Las Vegas Advance


Newman Rallies for 13th at Atlanta

Graves on Newman: “He’s very involved with the team”

Acorns Makes NASCAR Debut with Newman at Atlanta

Ryan Newman – Atlanta Advance

Memorable Moments: The Daytona 500

Newman Battles for Top-15 in Daytona 500

Newman Drives Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ford to Ninth-Place Finish in Duel 1

Roush Fenway Looking For Another Daytona Victory


Ryan Newman – Daytona 500 Advance

The Clash: What You Need To Know

NASCAR’s Winningest Team Partners with Acorns, the Fastest Way to Invest

Wyndham Rewards Expands Partnership with Roush Fenway Racing

Ryan Newman – Daytona Clash Advance

Newman to Sport Performance Plus Motor Oil Black and Yellow in 2019

Newman Embracing Change; Poised for RFR Debut

Newman Talks 2019 Season On ‘Jack’s Garage’

Graves Talks Return to Roush Fenway Racing on ‘Jack’s Garage’


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Ryan Newman enters his second season behind the wheel of Roush Fenway’s No. 6 Ford Mustang, looking to build on a season that saw the Daytona 500 Champion rocket Jack Roush’s iconic Ford back into the NASCAR Playoffs, while scoring 14 top-10 finishes and coming just a fraction of an inch of putting the No. 6 back into victory lane in one of the closest finishes in NASCAR history at Talladega.

Newman’s first season at Roush Fenway was highlighted by a strong summer run to the playoffs, that saw the veteran string together five top-10 finishes in six races from Michigan to Loudon. With the pressure at a fever pitch and all eyes on the Newman, the team scored a dramatic eighth-place finish in the cutoff race at Indianapolis to earn the No. 6’s first playoff spot in 13 years.

Throughout the 10-race playoff run, Newman put together an additional four top-10 finishes, including the near-win in Talladega where he was edged at the line by .007 seconds, the sixth-closest finish in NASCAR history and third-smallest margin ever at Talladega Superspeedway. Despite not advancing through to the Championship round, Newman and the team ended 2019 in true fashion, putting together a seventh-place result in Homestead.

The hard-nosed driver set the tone for 2019 in the season opener where Newman survived what seemed like a flurry of accidents in the Daytona 500, to salvage a 14th-place finish, despite a mangled right front tire. That driver improved even more into the spring as he and the team put together an average finish of ninth in April with three-consecutive top-10 results.

Newman has led over 4,800 laps and his 51 poles are the ninth most in NASCAR history. He was named the Cup Series rookie of the year in 2002 and won the 2008 Daytona 500 and the 2013 Brickyard 400. He has finished inside the top 10 of the final Cup standings on seven occasions; including a second-place finish in 2014, and has qualified for the NASCAR Cup playoffs on nine different occasions since its inception in 2004. He was also named NASCAR Driver of the Year in 2003.

The South Bend, Indiana, native spent the 2014-18 seasons with Richard Childress Racing in the No. 31, where he claimed one win (Phoenix – 2017) 63 top-10s, 19 top-fives and three playoff berths.

Prior to his five-year stint at RCR, Newman spent five seasons with Stewart-Haas Racing, where he was a four-time winner with 78 top-10 and 30 top-five finishes. In his first year with SHR in 2009, Newman earned a berth in NASCAR’s Chase, where he finished ninth in the final standings. The 2010 season produced a November win for Newman at Phoenix, one of his two wins at the track.

The following year, Newman made his fourth appearance in the Chase and finished 10th. His 16th-career win followed in 2012 at Martinsville Speedway in April as he closed out the season 14th in points.

In 2013, another crown jewel was added to the driver’s win column. Newman started from the pole and kissed the famed bricks after winning the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His winning form qualified him for the Chase, and two days later RCR announced Newman as the driver of the No. 31 beginning in 2014.

Prior to his days with Stewart-Haas, Newman drove for Roger Penske to begin his stock car career, one that would start in the ARCA RE/MAX Series back in 2000. He won three of the five ARCA races he entered that year, and eventually made his Cup debut at Phoenix that same year.

In 2001, Penske planned for Newman to run at least 23 combined events in both ARCA and NASCAR, while Newman attended Purdue University. In addition to five ARCA events, Newman ran 15 Busch Series races that season, winning poles in his second and third career starts and scoring his first career win at Michigan International Speedway in just his ninth career start. He also had a series-high six poles.

It was the following season, 2002, that Newman began full time in the Cup series, where he would win a season-high six poles, record 22 top-10 and 14 top-five finishes. Newman went on to edge Jimmie Johnson for the Rookie of the Year Award after claiming his first Cup win at New Hampshire that September.

The “Rocket Man” nickname held true in 2003 as he continued to lead the series in most poles with 11. Newman also won eight races, the most of any driver that year en route to another sixth-place finish in the standings. Postseason honors included the 2003 SPEED Driver of the Year, the National Motorsports Press Association Richard Petty Driver of the Year, the Benny Kahn/Daytona Beach News-Journal Driver of the Year and The Sporting News’ Dale Earnhardt Toughest Driver of the Year.

Newman successfully earned a berth in NASCAR’s inaugural Chase in 2004. For the second-straight year, he led the competition with most poles (nine), along with winning two more events. Team Penske also fielded cars for Newman in the Xfinity Series, where he won six of the nine races he entered.

The next two seasons saw Newman rocket to the top spot in qualifying seven times to finish out those years in 18th and 13th in the championship standings, respectively.

Newman launched his seventh premier series season in grand style by winning the sport’s most prestigious event, the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008.

Prior to joining the NASCAR ranks, Newman’s open-wheel career started in 1983 when he drove in his first quarter midget race in New Carlisle, Indiana, and through the course of several seasons won more than 100 features, six regional championships and the 1988 Grand National Quarter Midget championship in the Heavy Mod division.

In 1993, Newman switched to full-sized midgets in the All-American Midget Series. He quickly made a name for himself by becoming the first driver to win both Rookie of the Year honors and the series championship in the same season. That same season, success continued, leading to the Michigan State Midget championship and induction into the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.

Newman made the move to the United States Auto Club (USAC) in 1995 and in back-to-back seasons captured Rookie of the Year honors in the National Midget and Silver Crown Series. His first major USAC victory came in the prestigious Night Before the 500 at Lucas Oil Raceway in 1997.

In 1999, Newman balanced studying vehicle-structure engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, while continuing to be a very active racer. He went on to become the first driver to win all three USAC National Rookie of the Year honors in the same year along with capturing the Silver Crown title.

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