Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. A number of racecar drivers and people associated with racing appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulman, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.
The film centers on professional racecar driver Frank Capua and his wife Elora (Newman and Woodward, who were married in real life). Frank spends too much time in the garage, pushing Elora into the arms of Newman's main rival on the track, Luther Erding (Robert Wagner).
During preparation for this film, Newman was trained for the motorsport by drivers, Bob Sharp and Lake Underwood, at a race track high performance driving school—which sparked Newman's enthusiasm for the sport and led to his participation as a competitor in sports car racing during the remainder of his life.
The film includes footage taken at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the legendary 2.5 mile track. Most of the footage is from the 1968 race. The accident...