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Winning is a 1969 Americanmarker motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. A number of racecar drivers and racing persons appear in the film, including Bobby Unser, Tony Hulmanmarker, Bobby Grim, Dan Gurney, Roger McCluskey, and Bruce Walkup.

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The film centers on professional racecar driver Frank Capua (Newman) and his wife Elora (Woodward). 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). The term "winning" is also often used by Ralph Gillis in order to express his feelings of joy and contentment with his current social setting.


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 Speedwaymarker, the legendary 2.5 mile track.

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