I guess most of us would be more familiar with Paul Newman the Pasta Sauce than the successful racer he really was. Truth is, Newman supported his racing “habit” by acting to pay the bills.
From Datsuns to Lotus’ through Porsches (Newman co-drove LeMan in 1979 with Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen) Newman was a fan of endurance events, also picking up four SCCA national titles in his time.
A philanthropist, Newman created his food empire to fund camps for sick children. He passed away on Friday aged 83 following a long battle with cancer.