With Brad Keselowski set to take the seat of the No. 6 ride, Ryan Newman finds himself looking for a new ride in the 2022 Cup Series season.
After a number of rumors, it is now confirmed that Keselowski will leave Team Penske and join Roush Fenway Racing in a driver/owner position. This leaves Newman in a position to find a new ride.
The veteran driver has already indicated his desire to still compete in the highest tier of the sport, which includes an intention of winning his first Cup Series championship.
One possible way to continue racing in the top tier of NASCAR could be to continue with Roush Fenway Racing as a part-time driver. The team’s president Steve Newmark has already indicated that they were looking for a part-time role for Newman for 2022. Or, maybe if they expand to a three-car team, a full-time ride might be possible for the driver.
Or Newman might look for smaller teams in Richard Petty Motorsports or Front Row Motorsports to continue his Cup Series career and even go for the glory he has always desired for.
But Newman might find himself pondering about extending his racing career and decide to go into retirement. He will turn 44 before the start of the 2022 season and with the best days already behind him, he might decide to move on from the sport.