Newman Prepares To Race At Daytona

Veteran actor PAUL NEWMAN is preparing to race again - despite his car accident earlier this month (JAN05).

Newman, who turned 80 yesterday (26JAN05), will participate in the ROLEX 24 on 5-6 February (05) at Florida's Daytona International Speedway.

Just over two weeks ago, Newman escaped injury when the car he was driving caught fire. But he will return to the cockpit of the same car on the same track for the Rolex 24. Newman, an accomplished sports car racer, has appeared in five previous Rolex 24s, winning the GTS-1 class and finishing third overall in 1995.

This time, he will share the No 79 FORD CRAWFORD in the 24-hour endurance race with CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES champion drivers CRISTIANO DA MATTA and SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS, as well as friend MICHAEL BROCKMAN.

And Newman may elect to let his younger teammates, da Matta and Bourdais, do most of the driving.

He says, "I get to log a sleeping shift. The rest of it will be up to the (other) drivers. I try to get about 23, 23 and a half hours of sleep."

27/01/2005 02:40

Contactmusic

Tags: Paul Newman


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Paul Newman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Paul Newman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All