Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing interview with Paul Newman

NEWMAN/HAAS/LANIGAN RACING CO-OWNER PAUL NEWMAN COMMENTS ON RETURN TO THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND REUNIFICATION OF OPEN WHEEL RACING Paul Newman, co-owner of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing: "It (reunification) was absolutely necessary for both groups.

NEWMAN/HAAS/LANIGAN RACING CO-OWNER PAUL NEWMAN COMMENTS ON RETURN TO THE INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND REUNIFICATION OF OPEN WHEEL RACING

Paul Newman, co-owner of Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing: "It (reunification) was absolutely necessary for both groups. It's tragic that it didn't happen sooner but it's good that it at least happened when it did. I think its going to be a great boost for both groups.

"It's good to be back at Indianapolis. It brings back a lot of fond memories. We've won eight championships and come in second twice at Indianapolis but never won The 500. It's wonderful to be running against Roger (Penske) and (Bobby) Rahal, and Michael (Andretti) and all those guys. It's comfortable.

"My favorite tradition was that it took a whole month. Indy started at the first of May and you had your reservation at the (speedway) motel. If you wanted it (the room) for two days, you took it for the whole month or you wouldn't get it and we're going to work hard to get it back to that."

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