2002 - Rookie of the Year
2002 - Won "The Winston"
2002 - First points win (New Hampshire)
2009 - Left Penske for newly formed Stewart-Haas Racing
Young Smart and Fast:
Ryan Newman joined the Sprint Cup series full-time as the 2002 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year with one points series win and six poles that season. Ryan also raced his way into "The Winston" all-star race that year and then went on to win it.
Ryan followed that season up with eight wins and eleven poles in 2003.
Clearly a force to be reckoned with in the sport Ryan is young, smart and darn fast! He will be a factor in many Sprint Cup points battles to come.