NWR was formed in 2006, achieving much success in its tenure in the Atlantic Series.
Newman Wachs Racing (NWR) is a racing team owned by Eddie Wachs and, until his death, American actor and racer himself, Paul Newman. NWR is based outside of Chicago, in Mundelein, Illinois. Newman and Wachs shared the same passion for racing and met when they both competed in the Can-Am Series in the mid-1970’s. They raced together for 15 years in Trans-Am, Can-Am, and many other SCCA professional venues. Over the years, they talked about joining forces to create a driver-development race team. They put together a Champ Car Atlantic team for the 2006 season to meet their objectives. In 2009, John Edwards won the Championship for NWR, beating teammate Jonathan Summerton in a tiebreaker.

After a seven year hiatus, Newman Wachs Racing is returning to racing. As of 2017, the NWR team will be competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.


2017 Lineup / Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda
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May 11-13

Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit
2.439-mile, 14-turn road course
April 22, 2017

Crazy Frist Lap Mixes Things Up For Newman Wachs Racing At The Grand Prix Of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Birmingham, AL (April 22, 2017) Today’s Round 4 of the Mazda USF2000 Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports […]
April 21, 2017

Two Top-Ten Finishes For Newman Wachs Racing At The Grand Prix Of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Birmingham, AL (April 21, 2017) Under blue skies and an ambient temperature of 89 degrees, the Newman Wachs Racing Team produced two top-10 […]
April 17, 2017

Newman Wachs Racing to Run Son of Indy 500 Champion at the Grand Prix of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mundelein, IL (April 17, 2017) – Newman Wachs Racing is proud to announce they will run Flinn Lazier, son of 1996 Indy 500 […]

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