After a night of drinking, 33 year old Jay Penske, owner of Dragon Racing and son of famed racecar owner Roger Penske, was arrested in Nantucket, Massachusetts, last Thursday morning (August 9th).
Assaulted two women
Originally the incident was reported as an assault and battery by two women who were accosted by Jay and 35 year old Mark Penske (Jay's older brother). Reports state the women saw the two urinating in the parking lot and confronted Jay Penske who then turned and urinated on the women's boots. The Penske's pushed the women and then ran into the Nantucket Yacht Club. (Source - Inquirer and Mirror)
The women found a policeman to report what happened. The police then apprehended both Penske's - Jay was caught trying to run away, while Mark had fallen down a staircase. According to a witness, afterwards a detained Jay Penske yelled "you're not white enough," but the woman he was yelling at was white. The women did not press charges.
The two Penske's are not members of the yacht club and therefore were arrested for breaking and entering an apartment. Pretrial hearing is set for August 20th.
Jay Penske lives in Los Angeles but his parents have a waterfront home on the Pocomo Peninsula of Nantucket Island.
Jay a young success
Jay Penske is a successful businessman on his own right, having started a media and publishing company that owns several thriving online internet sites.
Of course, Jay owns Dragon Racing which started this season partnered with Lotus. Jay had two drivers, Sebastien Bourdais and Katherine Legge, but a late start to the season coupled with Lotus' lack of support and performance forced Dragon Racing to sue Lotus. In-turn the team changed over to Chevrolet engines but could only acquire one engine for their two-car team. However, Chevrolet announced they would allocate another engine to Dragon Racing, meaning both drivers will be operating at the next IndyCar event on August 26th at Sonoma.
No word on whether there will be repercussions from sponsors or IndyCar.
Sources - Dragon Racing, Autoweek
Daryle has been involved in motorsports most of his life and has three decades of experience inside racemarketing, plus for several years has blogged about every type of racing.