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Roger Penske Responds to Brad Keselowski Departure Rumors

There are several rumors swirling about Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski ahead of free agency, primarily focusing on a potential move to Roush Fenway Racing. Now team owner Roger Penske has responded and avoided providing any definitive statements about the future of the three-car stable. Penske fielded questions from reporters...
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At the Indy 500, Roger Penske Is Still Running Circles Around Everyone

Exactly 70 years ago this Sunday—the day on which the largest U.S. sporting-event crowd since the onset of the pandemic will assemble for the Indianapolis 500—a 14-year-old kid from suburban Cleveland headed west with his father to watch what was then called the 35th International 500-Mile Sweepstakes. Roger Penske and his dad were late arriving at the central Indiana home of the elder Penske’s business associate, for a prerace lunch, and everyone had already left for the track—but before the Penskes headed out they took notice of a show car in the backyard. Roger pulled on a helmet, sat behind the wheel and posed for a photo.
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After steering IndyCar through the pandemic, Roger Penske is ready for a full-throttle Indy 500

Though he knew every inch of Gasoline Alley, where mechanics tune the racecars, and Victory Lane, where the winner chugs the traditional bottle of milk, Roger Penske had never seen all of Indianapolis Motor Speedway when he agreed to buy the famed track in fall 2019. So the morning after the pending sale was announced, he walked the venue with a few advisers to start brainstorming improvements, eager to make as many upgrades as possible for the 2020 Indianapolis 500.
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Brad Keselowski and His Future With Team Penske All but Decided Based on Latest Revealing Comments by Roger Penske

Brad Keselowski joined Penske Racing in 2010 for his first full season on the NASCAR Cup Series. In the last 11-plus years, the No. 2 car has recorded 34 wins and captured the 2012 championship. Last week news broke that Keselowski was potentially heading to Roush Fenway Racing, where he would have an ownership stake in the team. There has been no official word from the team but Roger Penske’s latest comments appear to indicate it’s all but a done deal.

Q&A: Roger Penske Ahead Of The 105th Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Much of Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske’s focus has been on getting the largest number of spectators possible to attend Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500. He was able to successfully negotiate with local health officials and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett to allow 135,000 fans to attend the race...

Roger Penske: ‘Every Night Is Stressful To Me’

INDIANAPOLIS – Now that Roger Penske has added the additional responsibilities as owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar to his global business empire and the most successful racing operation in history, he admits that “every night is stressful to me.”. But Saturday night was extra...

“No one quite like Bobby Unser,” says Roger Penske

Unser spent the last three years of his Indy car career driving for Roger Penske, and despite being in his mid-40s, he remained phenomenally fast, racking up 11 wins – including an Indy 500 – and 14 poles in his 37 races for the team. The charismatic legend died of...

Roger Penske Says Bobby Unser Was a 'Larger-Than-Life Personality'

Too many times in the world of sports, the word “legend” is used improperly or very loosely, particularly in remembering an athlete who has passed away. There are good athletes and great athletes, but very few deserve the word “legend” affixed to their name and obituary. That’s not the case...

Roger Penske to be honored at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Captain himself, Roger Penske, is due to attend this summer’s Goodwood Festival of Speed where his motorsports success will be celebrated. The theme for the festival is “The Maestros—Motorsports Greatest All-Rounders” and Penske certainly fits the bill. As a driver he was named Sports Illustrated’s SCCA Driver of the Year, competed in two Formula 1 Grands Prix, and took a NASCAR victory in 1963.

Roger Penske headed to Goodwood Festival of Speed

“The Captain” Roger Penske will not only preside over over the July 8-11 Goodwood Festival of Speed and its celebration of “The Maestros — Motorsport’s Great All-Rounders,” but will drive in the event’s Hillclimb in the Porsche RS Spyder that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2008. Goodwood will...
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Roger Penske Gets a Major Invite to Goodwood Festival of Speed, Cars Included

This year's Festival of Speed is scheduled to take place starting July 8, and will center on a theme called "The Maestros – Motorsports Great All-Rounders." The event is dedicated to iconic drivers, riders, teams and manufacturers, and well, the entire automotive world. One of the industry's greats, Roger Penske, is also attending the show.
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Roger Penske Wants to Host 250,000 Fans at This Year's Indy 500

The race is only nine weeks away but 170,000 tickets have been sold and organizers want to add more. Motorsport titan Roger Penske told the media this week that, despite the ongoing pandemic, this year's Indy 500 race is aiming for quarter-million fans at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The 2020 race was pushed back during the original lockdown and, although 175,000 tickets to the August event had been sold, it was announced just 19 just days before the big event that fans would not be allowed due to public health safety.