Ricky Haynes was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in the South Nashville/Woodbine community and graduated from McGavock High School in 1976. Ricky formerly worked for The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Track Champion at The Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and is a three-time winner of the Most Popular Driver award as voted on by racing fans.
During his time working with NASCAR, Ricky partnered with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to form a charitable program named "Racing For The Children." During this partnership, Ricky donated 100% of his race winnings to the hospital! From 2006-2016 Ricky was a Motorsports Entertainment Facilitator / Brand Ambassador / Spokesperson / and Pro Driving Instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience. In August of 2017, he chose to make a career change and graduated with his Affiliate Broker Real Estate License.