Paul Newman Racing Documentary Premiering Tomorrow

Nissan named a presenting sponsor of WINNING: The Racing Life ofA racing documentary featuring the career of actor Paul Newman will premier in Los Angeles on April 16 at a charity preview party to benefit the Indy Family Foundation and Racing for Cancer. The documentary features the 35-year racing career of actor Paul Newman, who started racing when he was in his 40s and won his last race at the age of 82.

Newman was well-known in Hollywood for his racing, though most often for his failures on the track, which often resulted in spectacular wrecks. During his 35-some years of racing, however, Newman won four championships and his team won eight. The actor drove mainly in Nissan- and Datsun-branded vehicles including the 300ZX pictured above, which he piloted in 1988.

The film, WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, was co-directed by Adam Carolla and Nate Adams and inspired by Carolla’s love of collecting the race cars of fellow actors. The film debuts in LA tomorrow and then again in Indianapolis on May 22. Watch the trailer below and you’ll see that it includes interviews and commentary from great names in both Hollywood and racing, including the late James Garner, himself a race legend.

Aaron Turpen
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