Ricky Craven Biography

( 1966 - )
February 12, 2019
First published on:January 9, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Ricky Craven

Date of Birth: 1966, May 24
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Richard Allen Craven
Birth Place Newburgh, Maine
Famous Name Ricky Craven
Horoscope Gemini
Net Worth $16 million dollars
Salary about $50,000 dollars
Career Earnings $16 million dollars
No. of Twitter Followers 47.7k
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession former NASCAR driver, Broadcaster
Famous for NASCAR and broadcasting
Started career as NASCAR driver
Currently Working For ESPN
Awards NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Rookie of the Year, NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award
Married to Cathleen Craven

Richard Allen Craven is a broadcaster currently working for ESPN. He works as a NASCAR analyst for the network. Previously, he was a NASCAR driver and won in four different series, the K&N Pro Series and three national series. Back in the mid-1990s, he occasionally served as a pit reporter when NASCAR was aired on TBS.


Richard Allen Craven, reportedly earns around about $50,000 dollars, as his yearly salary from the network, and as of 2019, he reportedly has an estimated net worth of over $16 million dollars. He is currently married to his wife, Cathleen Craven.

Ricky Craven's Net worth and Salary

The American sportscaster/anchor Richard Allen Craven has an estimated net worth of $16 million dollars. As of {No data}, the reporter receives an annual salary of about $50,000 dollars from his successful reporting career with ESPN.

Richard Allen Craven is one of the most popular ESPN anchors who has made a successful career as a sports anchorman. As ESPN is a popular Sports Network, it is well known for paying a heavy amount of salary to its sportscasters. As Richard Allen Craven is a regular ESPN anchor, he earns a decent amount of salary from the network.

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Besides being a NASCAR analyst for ESPN, Ricky is quite famous in social media. He has 47.7k followers on Twitter.

Ricky Craven's Personal Life

Craven is married to his long-term girlfriend, Cathleen Craven. The couple tied the knot in 1996, in an intimate wedding ceremony.  Craven and wife, Cathleen have welcomed three kids named Riley, Richard, and Lydia.

The couple prefers their personal life private. 

Ricky Craven's Early Life and Educational History

Richard Allen Craven was born on May 24, 1966, in Newburgh, Maine. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the White ethnic group.

Ricky Craven studied at Hampden Academy and completed his high school studies. 

Ricky Craven's Professional Career

Craven started his racing career at the age of 15 at Unity Raceway, winning twice as well as the Rookie of the Year award. The following year, he won 12 feature events and the track championship. In 1986, he made his NASCAR debut at Oxford Plains Speedway in his own No. 12 and finished 25th after suffering engine failure.

Four years later, he competed in the Busch North Series, winning the Rookie of the Year award.

CAPTION: Ricky Craven racing in NASCAR SOURCE: Motorsport.com

In 1999, Craven signed to drive the No. 58 Ford Taurus for Scott Barbour's SBIII Motorsports, a brand new team in NASCAR. After a few weeks, he signed up with another new team Midwest Transit Racing. Craven returned to the team in 2000 but after failing to qualify for four of the first nine races, the team switched to a part-time schedule. 

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In January of next year, it was announced that Craven would replace Scott Pruett in PPI Motorsports's No. 32 Ford. He won the pole in the summer race at Michigan International Speedway and in 2002, he won two poles, scored nine Top 10 finishes, and finished a career-best 15th in points. In 2003, his team switched from Ford to Pontiac and he won against Kurt Busch.

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In 2005, Craven transferred to the Craftsman Truck Series to drive the No. 99 Ford for Roush Racing. Craven was second in points after 9 races and won at Martinsville Speedway late in the year, with fourteen points. His last start in NASCAR came at the Goody's 250 in the Busch Series for FitzBradshaw Racing in which he finished 39th after the brakes on his No. 14 Dodge failed.

CAPTION: Ricky Craven as a NASCAR analyst for ESPN SOURCE: Athlon Sports

Craven spent the next few years looking for a part-time ride but was unsuccessful in finding one. He eventually retired after that. Since then, he worked for ESPN and Yahoo! Sports as a NASCAR analyst.



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