Paul Newmans final role was pretty cool

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    Always had a soft spot for Ol' Doc.
     
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    Adam Corolla (and others) present.....
     
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    Paul Newman was the coolest.
     
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    I worked on someones house who was a big deal in racing and they told a few stories about Paul Newman. It sounded like he was fun to hang around with.
     
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    I can't even imagine what its like to be that badass
     
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    The Doc Hudson line that really comes from the Paul Newman playbook is where he snarls at Lightning: "When was the last time you cared about something except yourself, hot rod? You name me one time and I will take it all back."
     
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    Years ago a coworker that used to work volunteer ski patrol told me a story about one of the women he volunteered with. She found out that Robert Redford was skiing and liked to use the singles line on a particular lift. She waited and saw him coming in the singles line but he let a guy cut in front of him and she ended up taking the lift with that guy. During the ride up she told him, "If you hadn't cut into the line, I could have ridden up with Robert Redford." He said, "You know, I know him. I can introduce you when we get off the lift if you like." Turns out the guy that cut into the line was Paul Newman.
     
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    That’s the animated remake of Doc Hollywood and Paul Newman reprises the role made famous by Barnard Hughes, right?
     
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    Newman's greatest accomplishment as a driver was a second-place finish in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in '79, driving a Porsche 935. He remained active in endurance racing, making his last start at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in 2006 at the age of 81.

    If my memory is correct from what I had read Newman did a double stint at night at the age of 81. Also supposedly didn't tell his wife he was going to race at Daytona that year. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission is my best guess.
     
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