CHAMPCAR/CART: Paul Newman nominated for Golden Globe

Champ Car Team Owner nominated or Golden Globe Award. HOLLYWOOD (January 7, 2003) - The unrivaled career of Newman/Haas Racing co-owner Paul Newman may see yet another honor added to the litany of achievements that he has accumulated in his ...

Champ Car Team Owner nominated or Golden Globe Award.

HOLLYWOOD (January 7, 2003) - The unrivaled career of Newman/Haas Racing co-owner Paul Newman may see yet another honor added to the litany of achievements that he has accumulated in his storied career as the actor has been nominated for a 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Road To Perdition.

Newman portrayed mob boss John Rooney in the film, which also starred Tom Hanks and Jude Law. The honor continues what was a successful season for the Cleveland, Ohio native, which saw he and co-owner Carl Haas earn their fourth CART season championship when Cristiano da Matta won the 2002 Champ Car title. The team's cars driven by da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi carried the movie's logo on their rear wings for four races this past year, winning three of the four races. In addition, CBS Sports opened its telecast of the Cleveland race with a sequence based on the film including acting sequences featuring Newman and the drivers.

Newman has won four previous Golden Globe Awards, including his first in 1956 for Most Promising Male Newcomer. He also won a Golden Globe for Best Director for Rachel, Rachel - a film that starred his wife Joanne Woodward. Newman most recently earned an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as pool shark Eddie Felson in The Color of Money.

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