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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April 21-23

Birmingham, AL
Barber Motorsports Park
2.3-Mile, 17-Turn Road Course
April 17, 2017
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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 […]
March 11, 2017

Overall A Good Weekend For Newman Wachs Racing At The Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Petersburg, FL (March 11, 2017) Race 1 Today was a better day for the Newman Wachs Racing Team. And although Andre Castro […]
March 10, 2017

Newman Wachs Racing Hoping For A Good First Race At The Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Petersburg, FL (March 10, 2017) – This weekend started off on a bit of a rough note for the Newman Wachs Racing […]

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