Ryan Newman (racing driver)

American racecar driver
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Ryan Joseph Newman (born December 8, 1977) is an American racecar driver who drives the No. 51 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing. Newman used to drive the No. 39 Chevrolet Impala for Stewart Haas Racing, and the No. 12 Dodge for Team Penske. Newman won the 2008 Daytona 500.[1]

Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman at the Daytona 500 (cropped).JPG
Newman at the 2015 Daytona 500
BornRyan Joseph Newman
(1977-12-08) December 8, 1977 (age 45)
South Bend, Indiana
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight207 lb (94 kg)
Achievements1999 United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series Champion
2008 Daytona 500 winner
2013 Brickyard 400 winner
2002 The Winston Winner One of NASCAR's 75 Greatest Drivers
Awards2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2003 Driver of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
725 races run over 21 years
Car no., teamNo. 51 (Rick Ware Racing)
2021 position28th
Best finish2nd (2014)
First race2000 Checker Auto Parts/Dura Lube 500 (Phoenix)
Last race2023 Goodyear 400 (Darlington)
First win2002 New Hampshire 300 (New Hampshire)
Last win2017 Camping World 500 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
18 268 51
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
64 races run over 9 years
Best finish28th (2001)
First race2001 Alltel 200 (Rockingham)
Last race2012 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (Texas)
First win2001 NAPAonline.com 250 (Michigan)
Last win2005 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
7 35 12
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
7 races run over 6 years
2021 position125th
Best finish49th (2009)
First race2008 E-Z-GO 200 (Atlanta)
Last race2018 Eldora Dirt Derby (Eldora)
First win2008 E-Z-GO 200 (Atlanta)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 6 1
Statistics current as of May 25, 2023.


  1. "Stewart-Haas confirms three-year deal with Army". Archived from the original on 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2009-12-15.