Ryan is joining Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2009 season and will be Tony Stewart's teammate.
Ryan won the 2008 Daytona 500.
He drives a Dodge and is #12.
Some of his hobbies include fishing, and driving radio-controlled cars.
In 2005, Ryan competed in 9 Bush Series races and he won 6 of them. He also finished in the top-five in 8 of those races.
While racing in the Quarter-Midget series, Ryan won over 100 races and he won two national titles. Because of this success he was inducted into the Quarter-Midget Hall of Fame.
In 1993, Ryan won both the season championship and the rookie of the year in the All-American Midget Series.
Since 2002 Ryan has won more Cup poles than any other driver and that has earned him the nickname "Rocketman."
In 2004, Ryan qualified for the Cup's first ever "Chase for the Championship."
In 2003, Ryan won an impressive 8 Cup races and he won an incredible 11 poles.
In 2003, Ryan was voted the SPEED channel American Driver of the Year and the NMPA Richard Petty Driver of the Year.
In Ryan's rookie year he finished sixth in the points and he won the Cup "Rookie of the Year" award.
In 2002, Ryan made Cup history by winning 6 poles in his rookie year.
In Ryan's rookie year he won "The Winston", which is the Cup's all-star race.
In September 2002, Ryan won his first Winston Cup race at the New Hampshire International Speedway.
In 2001, Ryan won his first ever NASCAR event. It was a Bush Series victory at Michigan International Speedway.
In 2001, Ryan won his first Cup pole in the Coca-Cola 600, at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
On Novermber 4, 2000 Ryan made his first Cup start at Phoenix.
Ryan went to Purdue University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Vehicle Structure Engineering.
In 1996, Ryan graduated from South Bend LaSalle High School.
Ryan is currently living in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Ryan is 5' 10" tall and he weighs 200 lbs.
Ryan Newman: I've never driven so conscious since this race a year ago, ... We have 10 races to prove to ourselves if we're a championship team.
Ryan Newman: I'm a numbers guy, but it's all about performance. When performance happens, the numbers fall in place the way you want them to.
Ryan Newman: I was still happy to win them. Our goal in every race is to win.
Ryan Newman: Biffle has a ton of talent, ... He's obviously a very, very car-control style of driver. He likes to hang the car out, which is totally cool as long as you can control it. He's proven this year for sure that he can.