Early life and career
Born and raised in the Short Pump area of Richmond, Virginia is the son of Bill Dennis. His father won the 1970 Rookie of the Year title in what is now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Bill also won the season opening Late Model Sportsman Series – now NASCAR Nationwide Series – race at Daytona (Fla.) three straight years, from 1972 to 1974.
While watching a minor league hockey game in 1992, Dennis came up with the idea of arena racing. In November 2002, Ricky founded Arena Racing USA, which is now operating in Richmond, Va.
Dennis and his wife, Jenna, have two children, and currently reside in the Richmond, Virginia area.