Iconic speed racers
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Actors with the need for speed

Iconic speed racers
Paul Newman

Newman’s storied career in auto racing began while training for the film “Winning” in 1969 (pictured here). He drove a Porsche 935 in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1979, and drove Nissans for the Bob Sharp Racing team among others. His role as a team owner continues to present day. (AP)
Iconic speed racers
James Dean

Dean at a gas station with his Porsche 550 Spyder just hours before his fatal crash in 1955. (Bettmann / CORBIS)
Iconic speed racers
Patrick Dempsey

Behind those dreamy eyes, actor Dempsey is “McDreaming” of a race track. Dempsey was recently seen driving his brand new SoBe Beverage-sponsored Hyper Sport Mazda RX-8 in the Grand-American GT class at the Sunchaser 1000K at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. (Associated Press)
Iconic speed racers
Jason Priestley

Actor Priestley talks to his crew after his stint in a Ford Mustang at the Rolex 24 Hour endurance race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Associated Press)
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