Future NASCAR Driver? Ryan Newman Proudly Shares the Results of His Daughter’s Debut Race

Published 11/29/2021, 9:57 AM EST
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 27: Ryan Newman, driver of the #6 Performance Plus Ford, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on September 27, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Millbridge Speedway appears to be a popular destination lately. Recently, Kevin Harvick made an appearance at the dirt track to cheer on his son. Now, Ryan Newman is the next NASCAR driver to turn up at the track. Once again, he was a spectator, as his daughter Brooklyn competed in her first race.

As it turned out, she qualified on the front row and went on to finish in 5th place. Just prior to that, the 11-year-old had won a heat race, which definitely made her father proud. Although she didn’t win the final race, Brooklyn can be happy that she is taking her first steps into the motor racing arena. Who knows, maybe somewhere down the line, her sister Ashlyn could join her.

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Of course, the young girl will be quite excited to follow in her father’s footsteps. Brooklyn Newman is now the latest in a long line of children who are carrying on the family business. Other children include Brexton Busch, Keelan Harvick, Cash Bowyer, and many more.

What lies ahead for Ryan Newman in his NASCAR career?

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Sadly, the 43-year-old is out of a seat for the 2022 season. This is because Brad Keselowski is taking over the #6 Roush Fenway Racing seat after leaving Team Penske. There were also some who felt that age might be catching up to Newman, so it would be time for him to retire from racing.

AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 06: Ryan Newman looks on during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 06, 2020 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

However, the driver has insisted that there is still plenty left in the tank and he is not ready to hang up his boots. He declared, “Everybody can talk what they want about what happened at Daytona. But in the end, we go play a game of racquetball and I’ll still kick your a**. I’m not going to get an opportunity to do it with a team that gives me an opportunity to be a champion — ever. That’s OK. I really just want to win some races. I still enjoy doing what I’m doing. But in the end, I can’t be happy running 25th or qualifying 30th or racing for a lucky dog. That just doesn’t do it for me.”

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Hopefully, for his sake, Ryan Newman gets a drive for the 2022 season. Without a doubt, he is a decent driver, so it would be a shame to see him leave.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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