Ryan Newman may be turning 44 next month but he still seems to have the fire to continue his racing career.
Newman hit free agency after the conclusion of the 2021 seasons as Roush Fenway Racing decided to let him go to bring Brad Keselowski for the No.6 car. While Newman may not at his best in the past seasons, but he still has the desire to compete in the highest tier of the NASCAR industry in the upcoming season. Speaking about which, he said:
“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.”
However, the problem for Newman is that he will need to find the sponsors and the team to take him which he has not been able to do so far. With many teams opting for young drivers in recent times, Newman will probably find it hard to have a full time ride. But maybe he can return to Cup Series as a part time driver.
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