For 35 years, Paul Newman raced, largely Nissan and Datsun models, in a highly successful career. That career is now documented in a new film, titled “WINNING: The Racing Life of Paul Newman,” and Nissan has the honor of being named presenting sponsor.
Newman is known for his acting and even his salad dressing, but did you know that he didn’t stop racing? As a matter of fact, he won his last race at age 82. Pretty impressive, right?
“Paul Newman not only won an Oscar® as an actor, but also amassed four national championships as a driver and eight championships as a team owner, with many of his most significant victories coming behind the wheel of Nissan and Datsun vehicles,” said Jeremy Tucker, vice president of Marketing Communications and Media for Nissan North America.
The documentary first premiered in Los Angeles on April 16, coinciding with the Long Beach Grand Prix. The film’s second debut will be held on May 22 in Indianapolis, scheduled to coincide with the Indy 500. The event will also feature select vehicles from Newman’s racing career and the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima.
Proceeds from both events will go to Racing for Cancer and The Indy Family Foundation.
We at Lewis Nissan aren’t sure of when the film will become publicly available, but we hope to update you with more details soon.