This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks. The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.You can email the site owner to let them know you were blocked. Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page. In den USA vertreibt er den Kleinwagen Smart der Daimler AG. Penske plante auch, die Automarke Saturn von General Motors zu übernehmen. Dies scheiterte, da es Penske nicht gelang, für die Übernahme einen internationalen Partner zu finden. 1958 begann Penske mit Rennwagen zu handeln und selbst Rennen zu fahren. In beidem war er sehr erfolgreich. Bis 1965 konnte er einige Rennen für sich entscheiden und wurde von der Zeitschrift Sports Illustrated zum Fahrer des Jahres 1960 gewählt. Penske nahm an zwei Automobil-Weltmeisterschaftsrennen teil und gewann ein NASCAR-Rennen.
Nach dem Ende seiner aktiven Karriere konzentrierte sich Penske zunächst auf die wirtschaftliche Seite seines Rennteams und baute in den folgenden Jahren ein internationales Firmenimperium basierend auf Nutzfahrzeugen und Autohandel auf. Von 1974 bis 1976 setzte er auch ein Team in der Formel 1 ein.Penske is a corporate director at General Electric and was chairman of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. He was previously on the board of The Home Depot and Delphi Automotive before resigning to chair the Detroit Super Bowl Committee.Penske Racing donated $500,000 to Restore Our Future, Mitt Romney’s Super PAC. He was discussed as a potential candidate for Mayor of Detroit but declined to run. Penske endorsed Donald Trump in the 2020 United States presidential election after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2019.
In 2009, Penske suspended his participation in the ALMS, switching to ALMS’s rival Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series for the full season. They used a Porsche-powered Riley with Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas driving.
Sports Illustrated named him Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year in 1961. He competed in two Formula One Grands Prix and won a NASCAR Pacific Coast Late Model race at Riverside in 1963. He never ran the Indianapolis 500: he was offered a rookie test at Indianapolis with the Dean Van Lines team, but turned it down. Rookie Mario Andretti stepped in for Penske to take that test.In late 2014, it was announced Penske would take a 51% stake in the Australian V8 Supercars team Dick Johnson Racing, forming DJR Team Penske. The team entered one car in 2015, initially for Marcos Ambrose before he stepped aside to make way for Scott Pye. The team expanded to a second car for New Zealander Fabian Coulthard in 2016, before Pye was replaced with another Kiwi in Scott McLaughlin in 2017. Coulthard won the combined team’s first championship race at the 2017 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint. In 2019 the team won the biggest race of the year, the Bathurst 1000.Roger Searle Penske (born February 20, 1937) is an American businessman and entrepreneur involved in professional auto racing and a retired professional auto racing driver, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. He is well-known through his ownership of Team Penske, DJR Team Penske, the Penske Corporation, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar, and other automotive-related businesses.
Penske purchased the old Matsushita air conditioning plant in Mooresville, NC, and reconditioned it to consolidate his racing business. All of Penske’s racing operations are under one roof, with his IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans Series (through 2009) teams sharing over 424,000 square feet (39,400 m) of space encompassing 105 acres (42 ha).On September 16, 2018, driver Brad Keselowski won the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, giving Penske his 500th race victory as an owner across all racing series. Later the same season, Joey Logano would clinch the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, winning Penske his 2nd Championship in the Cup series.Penske is chairman of Penske Corporation, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Some of the company’s holdings include a significant stake in publicly-traded Penske Automotive Group, an international company that operates automobile dealerships in the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe; Penske Truck Leasing, a truck sales, leasing, and fleet maintenance company; Penske Motor Group which operates auto dealerships in California and Texas. On November 4, 2019, Penske acquired the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a 2.5-mile course in Speedway, Indiana, the Indianapolis 500-mile race and IndyCar from the Hulman Family for an undisclosed amount.Penske Racing debuted in 1966 at the 24 Hours of Daytona, after Penske had retired from race driving. His team first competed in the Indianapolis 500 in 1969, winning that event in 1972 with driver Mark Donohue, and their first NASCAR win was in 1973. His teams have won many races in the subsequent years. He closed his European-based Formula One business in 1977.
Penske Racing now operates an IndyCar Series team composed of Josef Newgarden, Scott McLaughlin, and Will Power, and a NASCAR team with drivers Austin Cindric, Joey Logano, and Ryan Blaney. Previously, Penske Racing ran cars in the CART series that included some of the best drivers of the time, including Gary Bettenhausen, Tom Sneva, Mario Andretti, Bobby Unser, Al Unser, Al Unser Jr., Emerson Fittipaldi, Rick Mears, Danny Sullivan, Paul Tracy, Helio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran. After many years of trying, his team won the Daytona 500 in 2008 with Ryan Newman driving. Penske would later win another Daytona 500 in 2015 with Logano behind the wheel.He developed one of the most successful teams in IndyCar Series and NASCAR racing. He is the most successful owner of the Indianapolis 500 with 19 victories. He is known by his nickname of “The Captain”. Penske also served as a race strategist for his IndyCar team, most recently for driver Will Power.