Coming Soon! reports that Paul Newman, NASCAR legend Richard Petty, Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, and Dan Whitney are all lending their voices to Pixar’s seventh movie, Cars. Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Darla K. Anderson (A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc.), Cars, described as “a high octane adventure comedy that features a wide assortment of cars as characters who get their kicks on Route 66,” is set to be released November, 2005.
Meanwhile, Paul Newman will be driving the Disney/Pixar sponsored racecar, a Fabcar-Porsche Daytona Prototype, on January 31st and February 1st at “The Rolex 24 At Daytona” race. Newman is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race in 1995 at Daytona. Racing with a team that includes NASCAR champ Kyle Petty, Michael Brockman, and Gunnar Jeannette, Newman, at the age of 79, is hoping to establish a new record. A picture of the car, which includes the Cars logo, is also available at Coming Soon!.