Roger Penske

League and Team

Year Inducted: 2019

Team Penske made its debut in 1966 at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and Roger Penske’s teams have won more than 500 races, including 18 victories at the Indianapolis 500 and 34 national championships. During the early years of motor-racing coverage on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Penske was an important (and unofficial) advisor/consultant to the production and commentary staffs in the ’60s and ’70s. He was especially helpful in ABC’s Indy 500 telecasts, helping the production team prepare editorial approaches and facilitating access to the best owners and drivers of the day. Penske continues to be actively engaged with today’s motorsports broadcast partners.