Love for winning fueled Newman's passion on the racetrack

Folks often wondered what fueled Paul Newman's passion for auto racing. It was the same thing that made him such a brilliant actor: He loved winning, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: September 28, 2008, 12:25 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Acting was Paul Newman's profession. Auto racing was his passion.

Newman died Friday night at age 83. To most of the world, Newman was known as one of our country's most accomplished actors.

To the racing world, he was known as a man who truly loved the sport. In fact, he lived for it. He became a respected driver and a successful team owner in Indy-car racing in the second half of his life.

People often wondered what it was about ...

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