Rick Ware Racing will field the No. 51 driven by Ryan Newman this weekend; His first start since 2021
Ryan Newman hasn’t raced in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2021. He last raced with Roush Fenway Racing but wasn’t able to renew his contract.
View the Ryan Newman paint scheme below.
Since, Newman has regularly stated that he hasn’t retired. And now, he’s set to return.
Newman will drive the No. 51 for Rick Ware Racing this weekend at Darlington Raceway. His return comes during throwback weekend on NASCAR’s 75th anniversary.
Ryan Newman returns to the NASCAR Cup Series in 2023
In 2002, Newman entered the NASCAR Cup Series in his rookie campaign. He drove the No. 12 for Team Penske.
After four runner up finishes in 2002, Newman finally entered victory lane. His first win came on September 15, 2002 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman is running a throwback paint scheme, to himself. The paint scheme for this weekend at Darlington is a throwback to Newman’s first career win.
Rick Ware Racing commented, “To commemorate the return of Ryan Newman to NASCAR Cup Series competition, and Throwback Weekend at @TooToughToTame , RWR is recognizing his first of 18 trips to Victory Lane. Taking place during Newman’s 2002 Rookie of the Year campaign, the win was September 15 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and the start of being named one of NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers.”
Last month, Newman landed on NASCAR’s official list of the 75 greatest drivers.
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