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Driver: Ryan Newman Biography: Nascar Racing
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Born: Dec 08, 1977
Hometown: South Bend, Ind
Resides: Sherrills Ford, NC
Primary Series: Nextel Cup
Ryan Newman's background isn't exactly typical of a top-tier race car driver, but his results certainly are.
Newman, a native of South Bend, Ind., has a bachelor's degree in Vehicle Structure Engineering from Purdue University, was the recipent of the prestigious Rich Vogler Memorial Scholarship, a National Honor Society member and an honors graduate from South Bend LaSalle High School in 1996.
As it turns out, it was all in preparation for a highly successful racing career.
Beside his budding NASCAR career, Newman is also a member of the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame with more than 100 feature victories.
He won the Michigan State Midget Championship, the AAMS Midget Series Rookie of the Year and series titles all in 1993. He followed that up with USAC Midget rookie of the year honors in 1995 and a year later, he won rookie of the year honors in the USAC Silver Crown Series.
In 1999, Newman won the USAC Silver Bullet National Championship with two wins and 12 top-10 finishes in 15 races.
Newman really made his mark in 2000. He scored three wins and two poles in just five ARCA starts, leading to his Cup debut in November at Phoenix, where he finished 41st with engine problems after running 176 of 312 scheduled laps.
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Car Number: #12
Driver: Ryan Newman
Owner: Roger Penske
Car Make: Dodge
Car #12 Driver History