Ryan Newman Wiki – Biography
Ryan Joseph Newman, nicknamed “Rocket Man” is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing.
Here is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman's car was flipped at the line.
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— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020
Ryan Newman Age
He is 42 years old.
Personal Life and Career
Newman was born December 8, 1977 in South Bend, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a B.S. in engineering. He has a sister, Jamie. Newman is married to Krissie, and they have two daughters.
Newman’s car was featured on the cover of the 2005 EA Sports computer game NASCAR SimRacing, and he was actively involved in its development.
Newman was on an episode of American Pickers, buying bumper cars for his children.
On February 13, 2020, four days before his Daytona crash, Newman announced that he and his wife Krissie will “amicably separate”, but will remain friends, raise their daughters together, and continue to run Rescue Ranch.
Newman made his racing debut in 1993 in the United Midget Auto Racing Association and the All-American Midget Series, winning both Rookie of the Year and the championship. His 100 feature wins and two titles have him in the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame. Moving to USAC in 1995 running the C.E.
Lewis No. 39 Drinan Chassis powered Brayton Motor, he was ROTY again in both the Midget Series and the Silver Crown in 1996. In 1999, he was the first driver to win in all three divisions while being the Silver Bullet Series champion in the No. 14 Beast Chassis powered Chevy.
Wife Krissie Newman
Newman’s estranged wife Krissie posted this on Twitter after the crash:
— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 18, 2020
The couple had revealed only days before the crash that they were separating, but they painted the split as an amicable one.
— Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 13, 2020
On Thursday, the day before Valentine’s Day 2020, Ryan Newman and his wife Krissie both shared a statement on their social media pages: “We will continue to jointly raise our girls, while remaining friends and continuing to work together supporting Rescue Ranch. Thank you for the years of support and friendship. We ask that our daughters’ privacy be respected at this time.”
Newman posted the statement to his Twitter page. The couple was together for 16 years.
— Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) February 16, 2020
Ryan Newman and his estranged wife have two daughters, according to NBC Sports. Newman sometimes posts about his daughters on social media. On July 16, 2012, Newman wrote on Twitter, “Krissie and I welcomed Ashlyn Olivia today at 12:20 p.m. Mom and baby are doing well.”
— Ryan Newman (@RyanJNewman) November 28, 2019
Some posts show him enjoying the outdoors with his children. According to RC Racing.com, Newman gained an appreciation for the outdoors from his dad and grandfather; he now shares that with his two daughters, especially on their North Carolina farm.
“Our time on the farm is about giving Brooklyn and Ashlyn the understanding of the outdoors,” said Newman to the site. “I point out to them things like the sound a cardinal makes and why a ground hog does what he does and the time of year he hibernates.”
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.