Nascar Driver Ryan Newman's Net Worth Is Higher Than You Think

Ever since the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing a.k.a. NASCAR was created in 1948, it has become one of the most lucrative franchises in sports. According to History, NASCAR was founded as a spot for "gathering racing enthusiasts" and to promote racing with a fair distribution of prize money.

Earnings have long been a metric to gauge how well a driver performs on the track throughout the season and career. Ryan Newman, the racer who overcame a nearly life-threatening crash in February 2020 after his car went airborne during the Daytona 500 race (via CNN), has earned himself quite a lot of prize money throughout the years. Newman has 18 Cup wins, including "the 2008 Daytona 500 and 2013 Brickyard 400," in addition to other team races, as per NASCAR. Newman's success on the track has made him one of the richest NASCAR drivers in the world. Scroll down to find out how much Newman is really worth.

Ryan Newman is worth millions

Known for his goofy personality and serious work ethic, Ryan Newman has earned affection from fans and supporters all over the world. His marketability and ability to win on the tracks has made him one of the wealthiest racecar drivers. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Newman's total assets are assessed to be around $50 million, while his total on-track earnings are estimated to be under $90 million.

While most of Newman's money comes from purse money, he also has several endorsement deals, including Castrol and Coca-Cola, per his website. The vehicle structure engineering grad is also a car enthusiast and owns several vintage cars — an interest he developed when he was a kid at his father's auto shop. "We'd have customers that would come in with old cars and my dad would get to drive them every once in a while when he had to work on them," Newman told Ford. "I just always enjoyed classic cars through him because of his auto repair business, and getting a chance to work on them every once in a while was just fun."

With Newman's continued success on the race tracks, we're sure that he'll keep adding to his wealth and car collection.