Motorsport

In purchasing the Indianapolis Speedway, transportation mogul Penske faces his toughest challenge yet

Norris McDonald
Written by Norris McDonald

Roger Penske (above) started out car racing, then went into automobile dealerships and other transportation-oriented businesses and built an empire. Now he’s purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and related assets including the Indy Racing League, now known as the NTT IndyCar Series. He’s a fascinating man who, at 82, is facing one of his toughest challenges. To read all about it, please click here.

Below, a much younger Penske is seen with the man who rescued the Speedway back in 1945-46, the late Indiana businessman Anton (Tony) Hulman.