First post here in a while, was '8Ballin' on this site a few years ago, my account must have gotten deleted or something, but anyhow...for those old school Rocketman die-hards from 5 or so years ago that may have visited the great RNO (Ryan Newman Online) website - this is sad news.
Dave started the site way back when, I believe back in Ryan's rookie year in 2002, and within years had a large member list and was by far the best place to discuss Ryan, team Penske, and other Nascar topics. I still miss it to this day, eventually got outgrown by social media sites and RNO also eventually became a facebook page.
Dave was a great guy and I had personally chatted with him on many occasions. Tons of talent and energy in that dude, I wasn't surprised to hear he had landed himself a good position with a Nationwide team, eventually becoming a VP at Rick Ware. Pretty impressive as he truly started from the ground up from just messing around with websites and low-level ad bannering. Brought a lot of people together too, creating a community of Newman fans and organized a number of gatherings. To this day I haven't seen anything much like it for a fan community - especially for a medium to low fanbase as Ryan has.