ROGER PENSKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

The reign of Roger Penske at Indianapolis remains in full force

INDIANAPOLIS – It was 1951 when Jay Penske scored a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis 500. He was an executive for a metal fabrication company in Cleveland that was sponsoring a few laps in the race, so he brought his 14-year-old son to...
Via The OC Register
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode XVIII: Roger Penske

The legendary team owner, who has a record 16 Indianapolis 500 victories along with titles in IndyCar and NASCAR, discusses his origins, his accomplishments and the future of racing.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

VICS: Is Penske Headed For A Repeat Of 1995 At The Brickyard?

Even though Team Penske’s Will Power, last year’s Indianapolis 500 runner-up managed to post the third fastest overall lap on Wednesday, the second full day of practice for the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the fact that none of their four drivers were able to post a lap faster than 18th among laps run without a tow, is bringing back bad memories from 21...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Roger Penske Takes Questions From Crop of Drivers in Indianapolis

On May 13, 2016, Team Penske owner Rodger Penske held a media conference. The only difference was instead of the media asking the questions it would be his four drivers that would be asking them. Penske will be driving one of the pace cars to lead the field before the start of the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29. Helio Castroneves wanted to know how Penske is going...
Via On Pit Road
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlights from the 85th running of the Indianapolis 500

RACE: 85th Indianapolis 500 DATE: May 27, 2001 WINNER: Helio Castroneves AVERAGE SPEED: 141.574 mph WHAT HAPPENED: Roger Penske returned to the Indy 500 after five years on the sidelines during the CART and Indy Racing League split. His two-car effort of Castroneves and Gil de Ferran gave Penske his 11th win in the race and first 1-2 finish. It was redemption from Penske's previous...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/NXS: Penske Racing Looks To Continue Last Season’s Success

For some teams, they would rather forget their 2014 seasons. For other teams, though, they want to remember them for a long time to come. That is the case for Penske Racing after winning the owner’s championship in XFINITY, a Verizon IndyCar Series Championship and 22 wins between NASCAR and IndyCar. Looking towards this year, there’s reason why they can’t be as successful...
Via On Pit Road
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NNS: Team Penske and Discount Tire Extend Partnership

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 18, 2014) – Team Penske announced today that it has reached a multi-year extension with Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, to continue as a key marketing partner with the team. Discount Tire will remain a primary sponsor of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang for at least 24 races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and serve as an...
Via On Pit Road
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Montoya's return to IndyCar slowly coming along

Juan Pablo Montoya took a job in IndyCar with Roger Penske because he wanted to win races again. He believes he'll fulfill that goal. It just might take more time than anyone expected. Montoya's return to Indy cars has not been easy after a seven-year absence. Montoya last ran in CART in 2000 and left Formula One midway through the 2006 season for NASCAR. Now he finds himself back...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Verizon Wireless to sponsor eight of Montoya's races

Roger Penske wasn't worried about finding a sponsor for Juan Pablo Montoya when he signed him, believing there would be interest in the Colombian's return to open wheel racing. And if nothing materialized, Penske was prepared to pay for Montoya's IndyCar season out of his own pocket. Penske now has the funding lined up for at least eight of the 17 races through longtime partner...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Montoya officially tests Indy car with Penske team at Sebring

Juan Pablo Montoya is turning laps in an Indy car again during his first official test with Penske Racing. The Penske test at Sebring International Raceway on Monday is Montoya's first time driving an Indy car since 2000. The Colombian is returning to IndyCar with Roger Penske's team after seven seasons in NASCAR driving for Penske rival Chip Ganassi. New teammates Will Power and...
Via Associated Press
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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