Friday, April 17, 2009

Stanton Barrett: Stuntman to IRL

Stanton Barrett has made the transition from NASCAR to the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series. He will be racing in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.
He is also a stuntman, most recently working on "Race to Witch Mountain" with Dwayne Johnson. Barrett was also on an episode of the TV show "Life on Mars." The series was canceled, but at least he got on one show. It helped that his brother directed that episode.
The late Paul Newman was also his godfather. Newman's name is still part of the IRL, the Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing team. Newman and Barrett's father did a lot of work in movies together. Barrett was able to work as Newmna's stunt double in one movie.
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