Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Paul Newman


I still don’t know if this story has been confirmed, but it was disappointing to read My Name is IRL’s story about PL Newman possibly having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. And although I’m certain The Split had a lot to do with Newman staying away from the Brickyard all these years, I swear I heard Jack “BRUT” Arute tell a story about the wily pool hustler being denied entry into Gasoline Alley with a golf kart load of non-Speedway food for his crew as possibly a motive for the legendary actor spuring the Brickyard all these years?

While I certainly hope it isn’t true, perhaps this is what ‘Ol Newman was referring to when they ran the piece where he said he may be watching from above when one of his cars finally wins the Indy 500…

Paul Newman has had better days

2 comments:

  1. These roports have been out there for almost a year. I'm certain theres some amount of truth in them. It's a shame, appreciate his greatness no, and revere him after he has left us.

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  2. Well it was certainly new to me and just thought it was relevant, albeit very sad news, as he is part owner of one of Champ Car's greatest teams...

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