BURBANK, CA — Film legend Paul Newman will lend his voice to a car character in the upcoming animated feature film “Cars.” The film is the latest production from Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” and “A Bug’s Life”) and is presented by Walt Disney Pictures.
In conjunction with this new role, Newman will take the wheel of the Disney/Pixar sponsored racecar on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at “The Rolex 24 At Daytona” race in an attempt to break his own record. Newman holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race in 1995 at Daytona.
Racing on a team with NASCAR champ Kyle Petty, Michael Brockman and Gunnar Jeannette, Newman is hoping to establish a new record at the age of 79. He will be driving a Fabcar-Porsche Daytona Prototype.
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