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Born as Richard Allen Craven on the 24th May 1966 in Newburgh, Maine USA, Ricky is an ESPN broadcaster and analyst, and former professional race car driver, best known for winning the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400. Craven recorded three national series and K&N Pro Series wins, while he also was the 1991 Busch North Series Champion. His career started in 1981 and ended in 2006.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ricky Craven is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Craven‘s net worth is as high as $16 million, an amount earned largely through his successful career as a pro race car driver. In addition to driving in NASCAR, Craven now works as an analyst and broadcaster, which has improved his wealth too.
Ricky Craven Net Worth $16 Million
Ricky Craven started his racing career in 1981 and recorded two wins, which helped him to be named as the 1981 Unity Raceway Rookie of the Year. Hi debuted in NASCAR at Oxford Plains Speedway in 1986, finishing 25th after some problems with the engine. Rocky failed to get a win in his first few years in NASCAR, but finally he won in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the 1991 True Value 250, and was named the 1991 Busch North Series Most Popular Driver.
Craven became a full-time driver in the Busch Series in 1992, and was Rookie of the Year that season, while he ended in second place in 1993 and 1994, behind Steve Grissom and David Green respectively. In 1994, Ricky was victorious at the Meridian Advantage 200 in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the next year Ricky joined Larry Hedrick Motorsports and drove Chevrolet in the Winston Cup series, and won the Rookie of the Year award. He finished 16th and 13th at the Daytona 500 in 1995 and 1996 but then moved to Hendrick Motorsports in 1997. Craven made it to 3rd spot in 1997, while he ended 14th the following season. From 1999 to 2004, Ricky competed for SBIII Motorsports, Midwest Transit Racing, and PPI Motorsports, but recorded only one top-20 finish at the Daytona 500. In the meantime, he did win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the 2001 Old Dominion 500 in Ridgeway, Virginia, and then at the 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealers’ 400 in Darlington, South Carolina.
Craven moved to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2004, and participated in 26 races over two years, recording a victory at the 2005 Kroger 200 in Ridgeway, Virginia, which was his last in his pro career. Ricky’s last race was at the 2005 Ford 200 in Homestead, Florida. He subsequently tried to secure a part-time deal, but failed to find a suitable team to join, so he decided to retire and work as a NASCAR analyst for ESPN and Yahoo! Sports, which he has continued with in recent years.
Regarding his personal life, Ricky Craven has been married to Cathleen since 1996, and has three children with her.