Penske Racing is the automobile racing team of the American entrepreneur Roger Penske. The team meets since 1967 in a variety of racing classes.
- 8.1 victories in the World Sportscar Championship
Indy Racing League / Indy Car
The first Indy car race denied Penske Racing in 1968 with driver Mark Donohue in an Eagle. The first start of the Indianapolis 500 was held in 1969. Three years later, in 1972, Mark Donohue won the first victory for Penske Racing in the famous 500 - mile race.
The most successful season for Penske in this series was in 1994, when jr with the Ilmor engine and the drivers Al Unser, Paul Tracy and Emerson Fittipaldi were won twelve out of 16 races.
By 2010, Penske Racing has five times to win the Indianapolis 500 and eleven times the IndyCar championship.
In 1978, Roger Penske along with other team owners like Pat Patrick and Dan Gurney, the racing organization CART.
Indy 500 winner with Penske Racing
1972 Penske Racing joined with Mark Donohue at Riverside International Raceway for the first time in NASCAR. There followed a few years only sporadic appearances in this championship until Bobby Allison in 1976 for the first time denied a full season and fourth place went to. In 1980, the team moved back eleven years from the NASCAR and came back in 1991 with Rusty Wallace. Wallace won until his resignation in 2005 37 races for Penske, but not the title.
1998 merged Mike cranes foot NASCAR team with Penske Racing. Driver of the car with the number 12 was Jeremy Mayfield. 2000 Penske took over the car completely by foot cranes and replaced Mayfield in 2001 by Mike Wallace, the younger brother Rusty. With the start of the 2002 season, Ryan Newman took over the cockpit. Newman won the 2008 Penske for the prestigious Daytona 500 At the end of the 2008 season he left the team. Currently driving for Penske in NASCAR Sprint Cup Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam Hornish Jr. and Brad Keselowski replace a full-time driver for Penske. Brad Keselowski in 2012 brought the first title in the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
1967 Penske Racing started with a Chevrolet Camaro and Mark Donohue at the wheel for the first time in the Trans-Am series. Later they moved to an AMC Javelin, with the championship was won.
From 1972 to 1974, Penske was an official partner of Porsche in the CanAm series. 1972 George Follmer won and 1973 Mark Donohue with a Porsche 917 the championship. After a rule change in 1974 Penske denied only one race and then withdrew.
Lola T70 Mk IIIb With Penske Racing won the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona. In 1971, Penske an even more developed Ferrari 512M at the endurance races of Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans.
At the last race of the 2005 season at Laguna Seca Penske Racing debuted with a Porsche RS Spyder and the drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr with a victory in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series. From 2006 to 2008, Penske put two Spyder in this series a. 2006 Maassen and Luhr won the drivers' championship in the LMP2 class, while the title in 2007 and 2008 went to the teammate Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.
Penske Racing was between 1974 and 1976 with a team in Formula 1 is active. But except a victory at the Grand Prix of Austria 1976 could not be delivered many successes. 1977 Günter Schmid bought the team and sat in the first year of the Penske chassis for his new team a ATS.