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Roger Penske, F1 driver


20 February 1937 (86)
Bobby Unser (20 February 1934)

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8th (1961 United States Grand Prix)
13th (1962 United States Grand Prix)
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1961 United States Grand Prix
1962 United States Grand Prix

about Roger Penske

Roger Searle Penske (born February 20, 1937) is an American entrepreneur involved in professional auto racing. He is most famous for his ownership of Team Penske, DJR Team Penske, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive-related businesses.

Penske has the most victories as an owner in the Indianapolis 500 with 16 owner victories. He was named 1961's Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated. After retiring from driving a few years later, he created one of the most successful teams in IndyCar Series and NASCAR racing. He is also known by his nickname of "The Captain".

Penske is one of the corporate directors 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. He has an estimated net worth of $1.95 billion as of September 2015.

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teams & teammates Roger Penske

season teammate
1961 Bruce McLaren
John Surtees
Jack Brabham
Masten Gregory
Jackie Lewis
Roy Salvadori
Bernard Collomb
Ian Burgess
Renato Pirocchi
Geoff Duke
John Campbell-Jones
Jack Fairman
Alfonso Thiele
Menato Boffa
Hap Sharp
Walt Hansgen
Cooper-Climax compare 1961
1962 Trevor Taylor
Jim Clark
Innes Ireland
Masten Gregory
Jack Brabham
Maurice Trintignant
Jo Siffert
Nino Vaccarella
Lucien Bianchi
John Campbell-Jones
Carlo Abate
Jay Chamberlain
Tony Shelly
Gerry Ashmore
Ernesto Prinoth
Rob Schroeder
Jim Hall
Neville Lederle
Ernie Pieterse
Gary Hocking
Syd van der Vyver
Sam Tingle
Lotus-Climax compare 1962


American interest in Formula 1 is on the up. The success of the United States Grand Prix in Austin has contributed to Miami joining the calendar, with Las Vegas set to make it three American races on the 2023 schedule.
Michael Andretti also wants to bring his team to the grid. He faces some tough hurdles but, if successful, it would be the second American squad in F1, joining Haas.
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IMSA?s last visit to the Indy road course came seven years ago, the Brickyard Grand Prix being held on the same weekend as NASCAR?s Brickyard 400 on the iconic 2.5-mile oval.
While last year the SRO Motorsports Group held the GT World Challenge America finale at Indy, Penske said that was to honor a deal that was in place before he took the reins of the Speedway in January 2020.
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