Simply known as the “Rocketman,” Ryan Newman earned his nickname with his amazing qualifying speeds during his career. He set the record for most poles in a rookie NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with six in 2002. The following year he earned a career-best and season-high 11 poles, officially giving him his nickname. Newman, driver of the No. 39 Quicken Loans/Outback Steakhouse/Haas Automation Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, earned rookie-of-the-year honors in his first full-time Sprint Cup Series season. His most memorable win came while driving for Penske Racing in 2008 when he won the Daytona 500. Newman has qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup four times in his career entering the 2013 season.