Paul Newman Week
2000 Daytona Test
September 23, 2009
It's Paul's turn to jump back into a Porsche.
He has raced RSR's through the years,
so he felt comfortable climbing back into our 2000 Porsche GT3-R.
Paul's coming in after his first stint for tire pressures and a chat.
"O.K Paul, if you want me to be in your next movie, this is one of my demands...
I want to be the hero".
Gunnar is the one who got the most out of the Newman/Jeannette driver pairing.
Paul shared his life and racing wisdom with the kid.
Here, Paul is telling him about turn 2, or maybe they're just talking about popcorn!
Now they're talking about Newman's movie "Where the Money Is", starring Paul, Linda Fiorentino & Dermot Mulroney.
Legendary bank robber, Henry Manning (Paul) pushes his luck too far and ends up in prison,
where he suffers a massive stroke.
He is transferred to a nursing home, in the care of Carol Ann McKay (Fiorentino), a high school prom queen
who married her boyfriend Wayne (Mulroney), the star of her school's football team, and whose glamour days are well behind her.
Carol Ann starts to suspect that Henry isn't as sick as he seems,
and she and Wayne are soon working with Henry to plan his last and greatest score.
We all got to attend a private screening of the movie at our local theatre on January 19, 2000.
That was pretty special for us!