As I was looking through a list of books I have been asked to review, one caught my eye more than the rest, titled Winning: The racing life of Paul Newman. Needless to say, I checked that one off as one I wanted to have a look at.
I had heard that funnyman and devoted vintage Datsun racer Adam Carolla has been working on a movie about Newman’s racing activities, but I didn’t realize it was close to being finished. Nor did I realize that it would have the same title as the book, although they two seem to be unrelated. In fact, the movie is in the can and is set to be released on May 22.
The movie features commentary from an incredible roster of racers and Hollywood types, including Robert Redford, Tom Cruise, Joann Woodward, Patrick Dempsey, Jay Leno, Robert Wagner, Mario and Michael Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais, Bob Sharp, Sam Posey and more. If the trailer is any indication, this is going to be a must watch for racing fans and movie buffs alike.