Few can claim the great success that Paul Newman was able to gain in 83 years. A 50 year marriage, a successful food line with all proceeds going to charity, acclaimed Oscar winning actor, philanthropist, and avid race car driver and enthusiast.
Paul Newman lived life to it's fullest. He retired from acting in 2006. And had quietly battled with cancer for the last few years.
Newman became an avid race enthusiast after staring in 1969's "Winning". Throughout the 1970s he raced at many races including a 2nd place finish at the 24 hours of LeMans. And became the oldest member of a winning team at age 70 at the 1995 24 hours of Daytona.
In 1983 he went on to partner with Carl Haas and Michael Lanigan to form Newman, Haas, Lanigan Racing. And competed in the Champ Car Series.
Last month Lime Rock Park was closed for a few hours so that Newman could take a few final laps in his GT1 Chevrolet Corvette race car.
Newman is survived by his wife of 50s years Joanne Woodward, two daughters, and eight grand children. His son Scott passed away in 1978.
Words fail to capture what Paul Newman was able to do. But his impact on the world will live on forever. God Speed Paul.