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Roger Penske

Roger Penske, 1962, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Roger Penske, 1962, Mosport. Copyright Ron Kielbiski, 2009. Used with permission.

Roger Penske, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 19th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Roger Penske, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 19th June 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

20 Feb 1937
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Nationality:

United States

Grands Prix:

2 (1961-1962)

Teams:

Penske (1974-1977)

Still, despite being over eighty years of age, running his legendary Penske outfit but now in the Indycar Series and NASCAR. The most successful winning owner in Indianapolis 500 history, Roger is also a board member of General Electric, and has also been involved in various automotive, home furnishing, leisure resorts and NFL American Football businesses or projects. Penske became a car dealer in his teenage years with help and support from his father. Roger had a brief racing career from 1958 to 1965, partly starting due to the business benefits that selling racing cars gave him. When he retired as a driver, Penske then starting running his team and opened his first car dealership in Philadelphia.

Biography last updated 30 Jul 2017