December 3, 2022

Penske buys IndyCar

Racing isn’t often ‘big news’ anymore. To whose who follow professional motorsports, it’s a big deal. But to John Q. Public, racing news is barely something that shows up in the sports section of the paper. Except today. Today, even the New York Times reported about IndyCar.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series have been sold to Roger Penske. After 74 years, the Hulman family gives control of the iconic speedway to a new steward.

Team Penske isn’t just the most successful team in American racing history; they’re a team at the top of their game. In 2019, Team Penske won the Indy 500, the IndyCar Series Championship and the IMSA Championship…and those are just the highlights!

Having a new boss at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Avenue means that IndyCar will have a strong captain to steer the ship. No more decisions by committee.

When Bernie Ecclestone was in charge of Formula 1, it was the biggest sport in the world. Now, another white-haired old man can finally be the dictator open-wheel racing needs!

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