In the Spotlight: Ryan Newman

Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2002

HOMETOWN: South Bend, Ind.

LIVES: Sherrills Ford, N.C.

JOB: Driver of No. 12 Alltel Ford for Penske Racing South

2001 RECORD: Drove the ''ABC circuit'' to gain experience without sacrificing his rookie status for 2002. The ABC circuit is comprised of races on the ARCA ReMax Series, NASCAR Busch Series and Winston Cup Series. In seven Winston Cup starts, he won a pole, finished second at Kansas City and earned $465,276.

2002 RECORD: One pole position, two top-five finishes, four top-10s and $983,423 in earnings to be 18th in the point standings.

PERSONAL NOTES: Graduated eight months ago from Purdue University with a degree in vehicle structural engineering ... A member of the Quarter-Midget Hall of Fame ... Loves playing with radio-controlled cars.

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