10 NASCAR Drivers That Have A Beater Inside Their Garage
Danica Patrick – Ford Expedition SUV
In 2010 Danica Patrick began racing stock cars from the NASCAR Nationwide Series and became the most prosperous woman in the history of US open-wheel racing. She also has the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race her victory while in the 2008 Indy Japan 300.
In January 2019, Patrick marketed her 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo that had been sitting down in storage for a long time. She informed The Street that she now drives a Ford Expedition SUV the automaker loaned to her as a member of its racing team, stating, “I’m probably not a car individual.”
Later on, she said she seldom drove the Gallardo because it didn’t have cupholder and that she preferred functional cars to sporty ones.
Ryan Newman – 1949 Buick Roadmaster convertible Coupe
Ryan “Rocket Man” Newman is a skillful stock car racing driver competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He drives the No.6 Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing. Newman’s wife Krissie gave him a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Convertible Coupe for his 30th birthday. It is among four cars utilized in the producing of the 1988 Barry Levinson-directed motion picture, Rain Man, that is Ryan’s most loved film.
The car had cameras mounted throughout it and was used for audio uses only. After the motion picture filming was completed, the car was skillfully restored to its authentic condition. Newman calls the classic car as his beater auto, which means he could be seen driving the antique on his way to the grocery store.