"Film legend Paul Newman has been set to lend his voice to a car character in the upcoming animated feature, Cars, the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and A Bug's Life) and presented by Walt Disney Pictures.
In conjunction with this new role, Newman will take the wheel of the Disney/Pixar sponsored racecar on January 31st and February 1st at "The Rolex 24 At Daytona" race in an attempt to break his own record. Newman holds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race in 1995 at Daytona. Racing on a team with NASCAR champ Kyle Petty, Michael Brockman, and Gunnar Jeannette, Newman is hoping to establish a new record at the age of 79. The car he will be driving is a Fabcar-Porsche Daytona Prototype"