Name: Ryan Joseph Newman
Date of birth: December 8, 1977
Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
Family: wife Krissie
Residence: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Racing involvement: Driver of the No. 12 Penske South Dodge in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series; won a series-high eight races in 2003; earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2002; won USAC Coors Light Silver Bullet Series national championship in 1999; successful in Midgets, Sprint Cars, and Quarter Midgets; member of Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.