Penske Racing

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Penske Racing is a racing team that competes in the IndyCar Series and NASCAR. They also previously competed in road racing, Formula One and CART. Penske Racing is a division of Penske Corporation, and is owned and chaired by Roger Penske. The team president is Tim Cindric.

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Penske has been involved with IndyCar racing since 1968, when they first fielded a stock block-powered Eagle with Mark Donohue. The team first competed at Indianapolis in 1969, and within three years had become the team to beat, winning the race with Donohue in 1972. In 1978, Roger Penske along with Pat Patrick, Dan Gurney, and several other team owners who had been participating in USAC events involving cars known as Champ Cars and IndyCars formed Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART). As of June 10, 2009, Penske Racing has won the Indianapolis 500 15 times, won the Indianapolis 500 pole position 15 times, as well as 141 open wheel IndyCar wins in USAC, CART and IRL and 12 open wheel championships. Penske Racing has 54 wins from pole, 30 double and 7 triple wins from the Pocono race on June 26, 1977 to the race in Texas on June 6, 2009.

In 2001, team Penske marked its return to the Indy 500 after a five year absence due to the open wheel split, after the 1995 CART IndyCar World Series season. Later, in 2001 Roger Penske announced he would leave CART for the IRL IndyCar Series.

Team Penske currently fields three cars, the #3 Shell Oil Company Dallara/Honda driven by Hélio Castroneves, the #6......
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