Welcome to Off the Wall With…, where we ask your favorite drivers five questions that are… well, off the wall! We’ll check in with a different driver each week to get a peek into life outside the racecar. This week, NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman gives it up.
What’s fun besides racing?
Ryan Newman: Being outdoors — anything outdoors.
What’s the top item on your bucket list?
Newman: I don’t know. I feel like you should just enjoy life — always enjoy life! You can go places, you can see things, you can see people, but you have to enjoy life.
Your go-to on movie night is:
Newman: Tombstone is a great movie go-to. I have to find somebody to watch it with, though.
What’s one item that’s always in your grocery bag?
Newman: Bread. Any kind of bread.
Most memorable fan interaction?
Newman: Any reaction from a kid. Some of the best questions come from kids. A kid who has enough courage to ask a question — I’m talking a 4-, 5-, 6-year-old kid, those are the best.
|What’s fun besides racing?||What’s the top item on your bucket list?||Your go-to on movie night:||One item that’s always in your grocery bag:||Most memorable fan interaction:|
|Cole Whitt||Fishing||Visiting Bora Bora||God’s Not Dead||Ground Turkey||Getting called by the wrong name|
|Joey Logano||Nothing||Winning a Martinsville clock||Miracle||Yogurt||Signing an arm so they could have it tattooed on|
|Ron Capps||Watching other racing||Going into space||Something with Will Ferrell in it||A receipt||Visiting the Zoo at Brainerd|
|Casey Mears||Playing with my kids||Winning another Sprint Cup race||Good Will Hunting||Eggs||Meeting with U.S. soldiers|
|Alexis DeJoria||Family adventures||Bungee jumping||Something horror or sci-fi||Vegetable juices||A fan who cried when she met me|
|Ryan Newman||Anything outdoors||Nothing-enjoy life every day!||Tombstone||Bread||Anytime a kid asks a question|
About the author
Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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