Ryan Newman (NASCAR Driver) Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth

Ryan Joseph Newman is an American professional race car driver who competes in NASCAR for Roush Fenway Racing and drives No.6 Ford Mustang. He was born on 8th December 1977 in South Bend, Indiana and belongs to the family with a long love of racing including his father as well grandfather. His father Greg Newman always wanted to be a race driver whereas his grandfather helped to build South Bend Motor Speedway. Thus, it won’t be false if we say racing is in his blood all the time.

Brief Career:

Newman made his debut in Phoenix in November 2000 for the Penske team which was his only race of that season. Later in 2001 he only drove seven races whereas in the 2002 season he emerged as a young promising driver and also grabbed “Rookie of the Year” of NASCAR title. Actually he won this title for the best newcomer of the year against Jimmie Johnson who later became one of the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time.

Druing his rookie season in 2002, Newman took his first win in Loudon in September and in 2003, with eight wins of the season, he immediately followed the best season of his career as he finished sixth overall that season. From his debut in November 2000 to the end of the 2008 season, Newman drove for the Penske team where his greatest individual success being the 2008 winner of Daytona 500. Since 2009 to 2013, Newman drove for Stewart-Haas Racing, winning his second classic by winning the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis in 2013.

From 2014 to 2018, Newman drove for Richard Childress Racing during this span of time, he took a race win in addition to the runner-up title in 2014. After his noticeable win came in Phoenix in March 2017 which is Newman’s last victory to date. Out of all things, with the Daytona 500, Newman had the biggest accident of his career in twelve years after his biggest victory – when he was in the lead a few meters before the end and had his second victory in his mind.

Ryan Newman Car Wreck/Crash:

It was the last lap in the 62nd Daytona 500 when it happened. Ryan Newman fought for victory with his light blue and white Roush Ford with starting number 6 with aim to claim his second in the Daytona 500 after 2008. In the final round of the 2020 race, which had been extended from 200 to 209 laps, Newman took the lead from Denny Hamlin (Gibbs-Toyota) on the back straight of Daytona International Speedway when he got the decisive push from Ryan Blaney (Penske-Ford).

At the end of the last curve, Newman was in the lead and on course for victory. But a few meters before the finish line there was a second push from Blaney which was unfortunate because, unlike the previous one, it didn’t go straight. With his yellow Ford Mustang, Blaney caught Newman’s light blue-white Ford Mustang on the right rear corner. Newman’s Ford then turned right at full speed and hit the outer boundary of the route – a SAFER barrier.

The car overturned and slid on the roof towards the finish line. In this way – just a fraction of a second after the first impact, Newman’s car was hit hard by the subsequent Ford Mustang from Corey LaJoie (Go FAS Racing).The second blow whipped Newman’s Roush-Ford into the air before he finally slid across the finish line on the roof. In the official end result of the race, Newman was rated P9.

Present Situation and Health of Ryan Newman:

Just after two hours of this horrific wreck, NASCAR director Steve O’ Donnell made statement in press conference. He briefly read out statement from Roush Fenway Racing management and stated “Ryan Newman is being treated at the Halifax Medical Center (hospital near Daytona International Speedway). He is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated that his injuries are not life threatening.”

“We appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and we ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation, and we will post more information as it becomes available.”

Ryan Newman Wife: Krissie Newman

Just a few days before Daytona 500, Ryan and his wife Krisse decided to split their way on their twitter accounts. However they will continue to jointly raise their girls and also urged for the safety and privacy for their daughters as well. Her name is Brooklyn and Sage Newman.

Ryan Newman Biography

Real Name Ryan Joseph Newman
Birth Date December 8, 1977
Age 42 Years
Birth Place South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Racing Driver
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Taurus

Ryan Newman Height, Weight and Body Measurement

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in centimeters – 172 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 90 kg  –  in Pounds –  198 lbs
Chest Size 38 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Biceps Size 15 inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight

Qualification/Education

School Not Known
College Purdue University

Family

Father Greg Newman
Mother Diana Newman
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known

Ryan Newman Affairs (Relationship Status)

What is Ryan Newman marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce) Married
How many children does Ryan Newman have? (name) Two (Brooklyn & Ashlyn)
Is Ryan Newman having any relationship affair? No
Is Ryan Newman gay? No
Who is Ryan Newman wife? (name) Krissie

Favorite Things

Car Not Known
Racer Not Known
Food Not Known

Ryan Newman Net Worth:

With hard work and passion for driving, Ryan Newman earned lots of love and fans across the world. His net worth is estimated to be around $50 million which mostly earned from his racing career and contracts and from other endorsements.

Trivia: Important Facts about Ryan Newman:

  • He was born in South Bend, Indiana where he grew up and also completed his school education.
  • His father worked as mechanic and made living out of it but he always wanted to be a race driver.
  • When he was 9 years old, his father built a car and took it to their parking lot for testing. Eventually they met with an accident and both admitted to hospital where Ryan remained unconscious for day.
  • While growing up, Ryan helped his father in garage and spent their time at his home in South Bend.
  • In 2001, he completed Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana.
  • EA Sports featured Ryan’s car on the cover of a computer game NASCAR SimRacing in 2005.
  • Apart from driving, he has appeared on a reality show called “American Pickers” where he was buying bumper cars for this children.
  • He’s definitely a car lover and likes to work on vintage cars and owns about 14 cars.
  • During spare time, he likes to enjoy fishing either alone or with family.

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