Ryan Newman uncertain of 2022 plans

Ryan Newman wasn’t sentimental about Sunday possibly being his 21st and final NASCAR start at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but the 2013 Brickyard 400 winner is philosophical about the future.

With Brad Keselowski becoming a driver and co-owner at Roush Fenway Racing driver next season, Newman’s status is uncertain for 2022.

Though team president Steve Newmark said Roush Fenway would like to field a third car for Newman in select races, Newman said Sunday he has nothing firm beyond this season. This season is his 20th consecutive full time in NASCAR’s premier series, a career that includes the 2002 rookie of the year title and 18 Cup victories, including the 2008 Daytona 500.

“I really don’t know,” Newman said about next year. “I’d be interested in running full time with the right team and the right people. But I don’t know what there is available for that.

“I think at this point anybody can speculate on the possibilities.”

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