Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. A number of racecar drivers and racing persons 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 (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
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.