As Haas makes the jump to Formula 1, it’s a good time to look back on America’s most legendary, defiant, maybe even successful racing teams of the past.
CART is the name of the game, Gil de Ferran is the man, Fontana is the place, Penske is the warhorse and 240mph+ is the register.
So, it's come to this. Some big corporations, including Roger Penske and the Detroit Three, have donated $8 million to the city of Detroit to fund new police cars and ambulances because the city is just that broke.
In other, non-Formula One American motorsports news today, Penske Dodge driver Brad Keselowski won his first Sprint Cup title today after the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Homestead, Florida.
Detroit mogul, race team owner, and billionaire Roger Penske has a squeaky clean, no nonsense, business first image.
A.J. Allmendinger, yes that's his real name, was temporarily suspended from competition by NASCAR before Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 in Daytona after failing a random drug test.
Dodge went to Las Vegas today to unveil the 2013 Dodge Charger Sprint Cup car you've already seen, which seems appropriate given the long odds of a MOPAR-badged car winning the championship next year.
Last month when Steve Rock saw the warning lights on his BMW 335i suddenly light up he quickly called his BMW dealership, who informed him he should bring his car in immediately. Once there they dismissed the warnings and sent him on his way. Two days later the steering in his BMW failed and he crashed off the road.
Penske Racing will bring back 1997 Formula 1 champ Jacques Villeneuve for two Nascar road races in June and August. Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen spent Tuesday bending the nose of Robby Gordon's car in Virginia. Jean Girard, blanc courtesy phone.
Wednesdays suck. 1960s American muscle does not suck. Road racing does not suck. YouTube also does not suck. Can you see where we're going with this? In-car video of a 7500-rpm AMC Javelin and loud noises below. Eat me, Wednesday.
GM has just announced plans to "wind down the Saturn brand" — effectively killing it after Penske Automotive announced plans to terminate its discussions with GM to buy the Saturn brand.
Penske Automotive shakes it's money-maker in the second quarter to make itself some money. [Reuters]
IRL racer Sam Hornish, Jr. claims he's not hanging up his Indy machine yet, but he has been talking to his boss, Roger Penske, about possibly running a limited Busch Series schedule next fall. For Hornish, it's primarily about curiosity: "If you're competitive with what you're running in right now, you want to be…