CHAMPCAR/CART: Team owner Newman nominated for Oscar

Champ Car World Series team owner Paul Newman nominated for Oscar. INDIANAPOLIS (February 11, 2003) - Legendary Oscar-winning actor and co-owner of Newman/Haas Racing Paul Newman has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor...

Champ Car World Series team owner Paul Newman nominated for Oscar.

INDIANAPOLIS (February 11, 2003) - Legendary Oscar-winning actor and co-owner of Newman/Haas Racing Paul Newman has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in last summer's Depression-era film, Road to Perdition. Newman portrayed mob boss John Rooney in the film, which also starred Tom Hanks and Jude Law.

Road to Perdition tallied seven total nominations for this year's Academy Awards. Newman most recently earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as pool shark Eddie Felson in The Color of Money.

Newman and co-owner Carl Haas earned their fourth Champ Car season championship when Cristiano da Matta won the 2002 title. The team's two cars carried the movie's logo on their rear wings for four races this past year, winning three of the four races.

ABC will broadcast the Oscar ceremony live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 23rd and the 2003 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season kicks off in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 23rd with the inaugural Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Newman , Carl Haas , Cristiano da Matta