The American topped the checklist forward of NBA legend Michael Jordan and boxer Tyson Fury, who have been ranked second and third respectively.
Newman was thrust into the highlight after surviving a dramatic crash on the Daytona 500 in February.
He had been main the ultimate lap of the race when he noticed his automotive spin and go airborne, flipping a number of occasions and touchdown in a fiery wreck.
The 43-year-old driver was hospitalized for 2 days with critical however non-life-threatening accidents and mentioned he had no reminiscence of the incident.
Unsurprisingly, search charges soared within the aftermath of the crash with folks searching for updates on his situation.
Newman miraculously made a swift return to racing however believes the crash has made him a “higher individual.”
“So I do not suppose it is modified me, however I feel it is exaggerated the optimistic issues that might have been me prior to now, and I admire that.
“It is modified me solely in the way in which that it is made me a greater individual.”
The ten-hour documentary featured extraordinary entry, together with candid interviews with Jordan and different key members of the title profitable groups.
Fury, who shocked the world by beating Deontay Wilder in February, was the third-highest looked for athlete forward of legendary quarterback Tom Brady and boxing icon Mike Tyson, who ranked fourth and fifth respectively.
The struggle led to a draw and prompted controversy inside the sport, with fears over the fighters’ security.