A true captain of industry, Penske has steered one of the most successful motorsports ships in the sport's history.
- Inducted: 2019
Roger Penske is known simply as 'The Captain.'
Penske, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in racing in 2016, reached a major milestone and collected a prestigious award during the golden anniversary season. That year, he reached 100 wins in NASCAR’s premier series and capped off the season by receiving the Bill France Award of Excellence.
Penske won the premier series championship in 2012 with driver Brad Keselowski, and owns two Daytona 500 wins with Ryan Newman in 2008 and Joey Logano in 2015. And from 2013-2015, Penske tied a record with three consecutive owner championships in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Off the track, Penske likewise left an indelible mark. He built the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California in 1996, and previously owned Michigan International Speedway.
Roger Penske sees his NASCAR fortunes soar with the hiring of Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace (2013), who scores 39 of his 55 career premier series victories driving for Penske. Photo by Nigel Kinrade.
Roger Penske with Joey Logano following their victory in the 2015 Daytona 500, his second in the Great American Race. Photo by Nigel Kinrade.