Paul Newman has signed on to narrate the documentary film, Dale for NASCAR Images and CMT Films.

It will be the first authorized documentary on the life of race car driver, Dale Earnhardt. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will include archival race footage, rare outtakes, never-before-seen home videos and interviews with the late racing icon's friends, family, competitors and fans.

Dale will open in select cities on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit beginning in February, which coincides with the start of the 2007 Nextel Cup season. It will then air on CMT in third-quarter 2007 and will be released on DVD following the CMT premiere.