Documenting one of the most famous actor-racers.
Paul Newman might be known for his acting abilities and fame, but his real passion began later in life in the form of four wheels and the chase for the checkered flag.
For over 50 years, Newman was a celebrated actor, however his professional racing career didn’t begin until he was in his mid-40s, when it became his true passion. At first, Newman was considered to be an awful driver that was looked at as a celebrity trying to play where he didn’t belong. But, after hard work, that changed and he quickly became a respected driver.
’Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman’ takes a look at Newman’s storied professional driving career and the hardships and obstacles he was able to overcome. Before his passing due to lung cancer, he was able to amass some pretty impressive finishes and become the oldest driver to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race after he won his class at the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona at age 70.
He drove numerous cars in a variety of classes and races, honing his craft and adding to his legendary status that it is today. His accomplishments are nothing short of impressive on and off the silver screen and the track, and he will forever be remembered.
Source: Adam Carolla