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For Ryan Newman, Racing Is A Family Affair

Ryan Newman enjoys talking about how he got his very first start in auto racing, and who it was that influenced him at such a young age. “I think everyone has heard the story now," said Newman, the driver of the Stewart Haas Racing No. 39 Army-sponsored Chevy Impala SS. "That when I was born, my dad looked at me and said, ‘We have ourselves a racecar driver.' My dad got me my first Quarter Midget, and I started racing at four and a half," Newman said as he recalled his childhood years. "But this wasn’t something he pushed me to do. My dad had wanted to be a racecar driver, but he couldn’t. "Then, when I came along, he let me race. My dad actually tried to take racing away at one point to see if that’s what I re...

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