JOLIET, Ill. – On Saturday night Roger Penske lost the IndyCar title. By Sunday afternoon another of his drivers led the points in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
An extraordinary 24 hours in an extraordinary life. Will Power lost the title by three points; Brad Keselowski won the Geico 400 to take the points lead after Round 1 of the Chase by the same number.
In a career that spans nearly five decades, Penske has built an automotive empire that's made him a household name, whether you're a race fan or not. Moving? Call Penske, he'll rent you a truck. Need to buy a car? Head to one of his 300-plus dealerships and he'll sell you one.
While he amassed a billion-dollar fortune on the back of keen entrepreneurship, his heart has always been in racing, and he's pretty good at that, too. If you ever want to win the Indy 500, well, he's your man for that, having won 15 of them – more than any other owner in the history of the great race. As an owner, he's won just aboutRead More »from Brad Keselowski may be Roger Penske's ticket to win elusive Sprint Cup Championship