Following is a statement from Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing on the passing of Paul Newman: "On behalf of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, my wife Bernadette and myself, I want to express our most sincere condolences to Joanne and the entire Newman...
Following is a statement from Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing on the passing of Paul Newman:
"On behalf of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, my wife Bernadette and myself,
I want to express our most sincere condolences to Joanne and the entire
Newman family on the loss of a great human being. Paul and I have been
partners for 26 years and I have come to know his passion, humor and
above all, his generosity. Not just economic generosity, but generosity
of spirit. His support of the team's drivers, crew and the racing
industry is legendary. His pure joy at winning a pole position or
winning a race exemplified the spirit he brought to his life and to all
those that knew him. We will truly miss him."
Carl A. Haas, co-owner of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
"We truly lost a great man. Most of us knew him as Butch or Fast Eddie
from the theater or from our living rooms at home. He was much more than
a great actor. His legacy will be his five children, his wife, Joanne
and all the sick children around the world who desperately needed his
help. Paul was a man of character who cared about the world and the
people who lived in it. Putting a smile on a young person's face and
helping people in need was a virtue he excelled at. Little did anyone
realize a child born of such humble beginnings could affect our lives in
so many positive ways. We should all learn to live by his example. We
will miss him dearly but will never forget him."
Michael Lanigan, co-owner of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing