Team Penske (formerly Penske Racing) is an American professional motorsports organization which has teams involved in open wheel, stock car, sports car, and touring car racing. These teams currently compete in the NTT IndyCar Series, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup and Xfinity Series, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and, in partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Debuting at the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, the organization has also competed in various other types of professional racing such as Can Am, Trans Am and Formula One. Altogether, Team Penske has earned over 500 victories in all of auto racing. Team Penske is a division of Penske Corporation, and is owned and chaired by Roger Penske. The team president is Tim Cindric.
- 1 IndyCar Series
- 2 NASCAR
- 3 Sports car racing
- 4 Formula One
- 5 Supercars Championship
- 6 Indianapolis 500 statistics
- 7 Penske Racing Museum
- 8 Racing results
- 9 Team Championship and Major Wins
- 10 Notes
- 11 External links
Roger Penske has been involved with IndyCar racing since 1968, when his team first fielded a stock block-powered Eagle with Mark Donohue. The organization 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, 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 27, 2018, Penske Racing has won the Indianapolis 500 17 times, won the Indianapolis 500 pole position 17 times, as well as 200 open wheel IndyCar wins in USAC, CART and IRL (as of May 19, 2018), 29 of which are in 500-Mile Races and 13 open wheel championships. Penske Racing has 1,463 starts in IndyCar races, 231 pole positions, 71 wins from pole, 47 double wins of which 8 are 1–2–3 finishes from the Pocono race on June 26, 1977, to January 1, 2015.
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 PPG IndyCar World Series season. Later, in 2001 Roger Penske announced he would leave CART for the IRL IndyCar Series.
Team Penske currently fields four cars: the No. 2 Verizon Dallara/Chevrolet for Josef Newgarden, the No. 3 Shell Oil Company Dallara/Chevrolet driven by Hélio Castroneves (a part-time entry since 2018 season), the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Dallara/Chevrolet driven by Will Power, and the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Dallara/Chevrolet driven by Simon Pagenaud. Castroneves has won the Indianapolis 500 three times (2001, 2002 and 2009), as well as other CART and IRL races with Team Penske. Sam Hornish Jr. is the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner and the (2001, 2002, and 2006) IndyCar Series Champion, with 16 IndyCar Wins. His 2001 and 2002 championships were with Panther Racing, prior to joining Team Penske.
The open-wheel racing portion of Penske Racing had been based in Reading, Pennsylvania since 1973 with the cars, during the Formula One and CART era, being constructed in Poole, Dorset, England as well as being the base for the F1 team. On October 31, 2005, Penske Racing announced after the 2006 IRL season, they would consolidate IRL and NASCAR operations at the team's Mooresville North Carolina facility; with the flooding in Pennsylvania in 2006, the team's operations were moved to Mooresville earlier than expected.
Cigarette brand Marlboro had been a sponsor with Team Penske since the 1989 Indianapolis 500, and primary sponsor of all Team Penske IndyCars since 1991. Late in 2005, Team Penske announced that Marlboro would not appear on the cars any longer in accordance with the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement restricting cigarette advertising by name. In 2007, the IndyCar Series cars began to carry "Team Penske" insignia and sponsorship from Mobil 1 (although the cars remained painted in the Marlboro color scheme—in Formula 1 the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro has a similar set up). For 2009, Verizon Wireless, joined Exxon Mobil as associate sponsors, and the team was billed as Verizon Championship Racing. The third car was driven by Will Power, originally a substitute for Castroneves, carried the No. 12 and featured primary sponsorship of both Verizon Wireless brand and Roger Penske's truck rental business.
In 2010, Phillip Morris USA discontinued their relationship with Team Penske, ending a 19-year partnership. The team subsequently changed their livery to black and white (similar to McLaren when they had a black-silver livery from 1997–2005 reflecting Mercedes-Benz engines and West sponsorship), reflecting Verizon sponsorship. Team Penske became a three-car team for the first time since 1994, with the addition of a full-time team for Power.
Roger Penske announced a switch to Chevrolet powerplants for the 2012 IndyCar Series season. Once again, Penske would dominate the early portion of the season, winning 4 consecutive races, with Castroneves taking the season opener at St. Petersburg, and Power capturing wins at Barber, Long Beach, and São Paulo. Briscoe would have struggles throughout the season, but managed to find victory lane at Sonoma. However, Power would come up short in the championship after a crash at the season finale. Briscoe left the team after 2012 for other opportunities.
In 2014, Will Power took the IndyCar Championship for Team Penske after 3 concurrent runner up finishes in 2010-2012.
The 2015 season started well for Team Penske, Juan Pablo Montoya won the first race of the season, his second win for Penske since he arrived from NASCAR in 2014, with teammates Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud (first season with the team) finishing 2nd, 4th and 5th. Power got a win at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis in the 5th race of the season and just 2 weeks later, the Colombian Montoya won Indy 500 leading again teammate Will Power. Juan Pablo Montoya would lose the championship in the final race on a tie-breaker to Scott Dixon.
Team Penske would go on to dominate 2016, filling the top 3 positions in the final standings. Capping the season with a dominating race victory, Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar championship, becoming the ninth Penske driver to be crowned champion. Roger Penske's organization claimed its 14th such title and its second in three years (Power won in '14).
1994 PPG IndyCar World SeriesEdit
Penske's 1994 IndyCar World Series Championship was one of, if not the most dominating performance from a race team in history of American open wheel racing. Roger Penske had found the key to win but also found a way to run from the competition. The new Penske PC-23 chassis with the Ilmor- Indy V8 engine would power the Penske drivers of Al Unser, Jr., Paul Tracy, and Emerson Fittipaldi. The team racked up 12 wins out of 16 races, collecting 10 poles and 28 podium finishes on their way to the championship. The team also dominated a controversial May at Indianapolis. Penske debuted a radical new Mercedes-Benz engine at Indy, the 500I. This engine used a provision in the rules intended for stock block pushrod engines such as the V-6 Buick engines that allowed an extra 650 cm³ and 10 inches (4.9 psi/33.8 kPa) of boost. This extra power (at least 900 horsepower, and rumored to be in excess of 1000) allowed the Penskes to run significantly faster, giving them the pole and outside front row on the grid for the 78th Indianapolis 500. Al Unser, Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi dominated the race, eventually lapping the field with 16 laps to go in the 200 lap race when Fittipaldi made contact with the wall coming out of Turn 4, giving Al Unser, Jr. the lead and win. The only driver who finished on the lead lap was rookie Jacques Villeneuve. This one season gave Penske the Driver's Championship with Al Unser, Jr., Constructor's Cup with the Penske PC-23, and Manufacturer's Cup with the Ilmor-Indy V8 engine. (In the 1995 Indy 500 Penske failed to qualify any cars for the race)
Drivers who have raced for Team Penske in American Open-wheel RacingEdit
- Mark Donohue (1968–1975)
- David Hobbs (1971)
- Gary Bettenhausen (1972–1974)
- Gordon Johncock (1972)
- Mike Hiss (1972, 1974)
- Bobby Allison (1973, 1975)
- Tom Sneva (1975–1978)
- Mario Andretti (1976–1980)
- Rick Mears (1978–1992)
- Bobby Unser (1979–1981)
- Bill Alsup (1981)
- Kevin Cogan (1982)
- Al Unser (1983–1989)
- Johnny Rutherford (1984) (injury replacement)
- Mike Thackwell (1984) (injury replacement)
- Danny Sullivan (1985–1990)
- Geoff Brabham (1989) (injury replacement)
- Emerson Fittipaldi (1990–1996)
- Paul Tracy (1991–1994, 1996–1997)
- Al Unser, Jr. (1994–1999)
- Jan Magnussen (1996) (injury replacement)
- André Ribeiro (1998)
- Alex Barron (1999, 2003; 2003 as injury replacement)
- Gonzalo Rodriguez (1999) (killed at Laguna Seca Raceway)
- Tarso Marques (1999) (injury replacement)
- Gil de Ferran (2000–2003)
- Hélio Castroneves (2000–present)
- Max Papis (2002) (injury replacement)
- Sam Hornish, Jr. (2004–2007)
- Ryan Briscoe (2008–2012)
- Will Power (2009–present) (legal replacement, 1 race; two other races in No. 12 in 2009, full-time in 2010 beyond)
- A. J. Allmendinger (2013)
- Juan Pablo Montoya (2014–2017)
- Simon Pagenaud (2015–present)
- Oriol Servia (2016) (injury replacement)
- Josef Newgarden (2017–present)
- Note: This does not include Greg Moore, who in mid-1999 signed a contract with Penske Racing to join the team for the 2000 season. Moore was killed in a crash on Lap 10 of the Marlboro 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in the last race of the 1999 season while in his last race for Forsythe Championship Racing. Castroneves, who had been driving for Hogan Racing, which shut down after the 1999 season, was tapped to fill that seat.
Sports car racingEdit
|Team principal(s)||Roger Penske (founder)|
Tim Cindric (President)
|Current series||WeatherTech SportsCar Championship|
|Former series||Rolex Sports Car Series, United States Road Racing Championship, Can-Am, Trans-Am series, American Le Mans Series|
|Current drivers|| Juan Pablo Montoya|
|7 ('06, '07, '08 ALMS, '72, '73 Can-Am, '67, '68 USRRC)|
Penske first fielded a blue Sunoco 1967 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Mark Donohue in this series designed for Pony cars like the Ford Mustang. Penske-entered Camaros won the series championship in 1968 and 1969. Later they  switched to a red/white/blue American Motors backed 1970 AMC Javelin, and later the restyled 1971 AMC Javelin AMX which had an aerodynamic tail spoiler and other features suggested by Donohue. American Motors won the Over 2.5 liter title in 1971, after which Penske withdrew from the championship. Penske Racing also had an alliance with pioneer Trans-Am team, Jocko's Racing which won the 1976 Trans-Am Series championship in a Penske-leased car.
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Penske Racing entered a Lola T70 in the 1966 Can-Am Series for Mark Donohue, resulting in one win at Mosport. In 1967, Penske Racing entered two Lolas, one for Mark Donohue and one for George Follmer. 1968 saw Penske switch to a McLaren M6, which had won the series in 1967. Donohue won one race that year in Can-Am at Bridgehampton. With the McLaren domination of the Can-Am, Penske switched back to Lola Cars for his 1969 Can-Am efforts, but only entered the car in one race at Mid-Ohio.
From 1972 to 1974, Penske was Porsche's official partner in the CanAm Series. In late 1971, Penske and Mark Donohue helped to develop the turbocharged version of the Porsche 917. George Follmer won the series in 1972, and Donohue dominated CanAm in 1973 with the ultimate evolution of the 917, the 917/30. The rules were changed for 1974, and Penske raced only once this year.
During the 1970 season the competition between the 5-liter sportscars of Porsche and Ferrari turned to the advantage of the Porsche 917. In 1971, Ferrari decided to give up any official effort with the 5-liter Ferrari 512. In order to prepare the 1972 season, the new works prototype Ferrari 312PB was presented and engaged by the factory in several races.
Roger Penske bought a used 512 M chassis that was totally dismantled and rebuilt. The car was specially tuned for long races receiving many unique features, among them were a large rear wing and an aviation inspired quick refueling system. The engine was tuned by CanAm V8 specialist Traco, and was probably able to deliver more than 600 hp (450 kW). As of today it's unknown to what extent Penske's initiative was backed by Ferrari works. This 512M was painted in a blue and yellow livery and was sponsored by Sunoco and the Californian Ferrari dealer Kirk F. White. The car made the pole position for the 1971 24 Hours of Daytona and finished second despite an accident. For the 12 Hours of Sebring the "Sunoco" made the pole again but finished the race at the sixth position after making contact with Pedro Rodrigez's 917. Despite this misfortune the car had proved to be a serious opponent for the 917. Not only this car was the fastest on track in Daytona and Sebring but it was also the car that had the shortest refueling time.
The presence of the 512 M "Sunoco" forced Porsche to pursue his effort of research and development on the 917: The 917K short tail was modified, and the 917 LH aerodynamics received further improvements. New Magnesium chassis were developed. An entirely new car, the 917/20 was built as test-bed for future CanAm parts and aerodynamic "low-drag" concepts.
In Le Mans the "Sunoco" Ferrari was unable to break the 200 mph (320 km/h) barrier on the straight while the Porsche 917 LH were lightning quick at speeds of over 240 mph (380 km/h). Mark Donohue qualified fourth anyway, which was obviously the result of an aerodynamic configuration that favored downforce over drag, which helped in the twistier sections. The car did not have much luck in the race though.
American Le Mans SeriesEdit
In April 2005, it was announced that Porsche would build an Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) sanctioned LMP2 Class Prototype that would be entered by Penske Racing in the American Le Mans Series. The Porsche RS Spyder made its successful debut at the ALMS season final race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The "Porsche Junioren" factory drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr finished 1st in LMP2 Class and 5th Overall in the 4–Hour Endurance Race. The livery of Penske Racing American Le Mans Series team was inspired by Jordan EJ12's DHL Formula 1 livery driven by Giancarlo Fisichella and Takuma Sato.
In 2006, Penske Motorsports fielded two LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder in the American Le Mans Series, but did not run the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. The Penske cars combined to win seven class victories and the overall win at Mid-Ohio. Penske Racing won the LMP2 team championship. Drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr tied for first place in the driver's championship, while Timo Bernhard finished fifth, Romain Dumas finished sixth, and Emmanuel Collard finished tenth.
2006 team lineup:
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 6: Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr (with Emmanuel Collard for endurance events)
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 7: Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas (with Patrick Long for endurance events)
In 2007, Penske Motorsports fielded two LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder Evo in the American Le Mans Series. Penske Motorsports for the 2nd year in a row did not compete in 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Penske's two cars combined for eleven class victories and eight overall victories during the twelve race season. Penske won the LMP2 team championship, and team drivers Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard finished tied for first in the LMP2 driver's championship, while Sascha Maassen and Ryan Briscoe tied for third place.
2007 team lineup:
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 6: Sascha Maassen, Ryan Briscoe (with Emmanuel Collard for endurance events)
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 7: Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas (with Hélio Castroneves (Sebring only) and Patrick Long (Road Atlanta only) for endurance events)
2008 team lineup:
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 5: Hélio Castroneves, Ryan Briscoe (Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca only)
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 6: Sascha Maassen, Patrick Long
- LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder No. 7: Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas (with Emmanuel Collard for endurance events)
In 2009, the No. 6 and No. 7 ALMS teams were used for Penske's No. 12 Indycar, driven by Will Power in five races. The team announced in late 2009 that the ALMS teams would be dissolved and turned into the new No. 12 Verizon sponsored Indycar for Will Power to run full-time in 2010.
In 2017, it was announced that Penske Racing would make a comeback to sportscar racing in IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2018 season. They will run 2 Acura ARX-05 DPis in the prototype (P) class. They ran the last race of 2017, the Petit Le Mans using the Oreca 07 LMP2 that the Acura DPi is based off, placing third.
Penske entered the Formula One World Championship from 1974 to 1976. Although the cars were built at the British base in Poole, the team held an American licence. In 1971, Penske had sponsored the second McLaren entry in the 1971 Canadian and US GP, entering Mark Donohue, who took the car to a podium finish. The team returned three years later, in the 1974 Canadian GP, with their own chassis, the PC1, a standard tub built around a Cosworth DFV engine and a Hewland gearbox. Donohue took the car to 12th place on its debut. In 1975, Roger Penske mounted a full season attack with the PC1, Donohue managing to score a fifth place in the Swedish GP. However, the car was retired after the French GP and Penske entered a March 751 for the next three races, scoring another fifth in the British GP. However, Donohue crashed the car in the final practice session of the 1975 Austrian Grand Prix at Spielberg and later died from his injuries. Penske missed the Italian race, returning only for the US GP, abandoning the March 751 in favor of the PC1 with Northern Irish driver John Watson.
For 1976, Penske signed a sponsorship deal with Citibank and entered a brand new PC3 for Watson. In spite of a fifth place scored at the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, the PC3 was evolved into the PC4, which was much more competitive, allowing Watson to score two podiums in France and Britain. Then, in the Austrian Grand Prix, the team scored their only F1 win, "forcing" John Watson to shave his trademark beard. So far this has been the last time an American constructor won a F1 race. Still, Roger Penske was tired of Europe and at the end of the year decided to concentrate solely on Indycar racing, selling the remains of his European operations to Günther Schmidt of Germany.
For 1977, the car was entered by Schmidt's ATS Wheels business and run under the name of ATS Racing Team. The ATS-Penske PC4, now painted yellow, debuted in the 1977 United States Grand Prix West with Jean-Pierre Jarier at the wheel, where the Frenchman scored the team's single point of the season. A second PC4 was eventually entered for Hans Heyer (who famously started the 1977 German Grand Prix despite failing to qualify) and Hans Binder (3 races) but the team's fortunes sunk and Schmidt quit after the Italian GP, before returning in 1978 with his own chassis. A third PC4 was built by Penske for Interscope Racing, who entered the car in the United States and Canadian Grands Prix, driven by American Danny Ongais with no results.
In 1979 Penske designed and built the HR100 for wealthy Mexican 'gentleman driver' Héctor Rebaque. The car was entered for the final three races of the season, but either failed to qualify or to finish in each case.
In 2015, Team Penske entered the Australian V8 Supercars Championship, having purchased a 51% stake in Dick Johnson Racing in September 2014. The team is known as DJR Team Penske. The team raced a single Ford Falcon FG X in 2015, initially with Marcos Ambrose driving car No. 17 and Scott Pye as a co-driver in the Endurance Cup. Following the Australian Grand Prix support race, Ambrose requested to step aside from driving to let Scott Pye become the main driver from Round 2 at Symmons Plains onwards. Ambrose then became the endurance co-driver in the Endurance Cup.
In October 2015, DJR Team Penske announced a return to a two-car team in 2016 with Fabian Coulthard to drive car No. 12 and Scott Pye in car No. 17. Roger Penske later confirmed that Ambrose elected not to continue as a co-driver in 2016.
For the 2017 season, Scott McLaughlin joined the team and became the new driver for the No. 17 Ford Falcon FG X Supercar. DJR Team Penske took out the 2017 Teams Championship, and in the following year Scott McLaughlin took out the 2018 Drivers Championship in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. In 2019, with co-driver Alex Premat, Scott McLaughlin won his first Bathurst 1000.
Indianapolis 500 statisticsEdit
Penske Racing has the most Indianapolis 500 victories of any team in auto-racing history with 18 victories. In 1972, Penske driver Gary Bettenhausen led the most laps but lost an engine with 24 laps to go. His teammate Mark Donohue led the waning laps en route to Penske's first Indianapolis 500 victory. In 1979, Penske driver Bobby Unser led the most laps of the Indianapolis 500 while teammate Rick Mears won the race, from the pole.
Penske's next 500 victory was one of the most controversial finishes in IndyCar history. Penske driver Unser won the pole position and led the most of the final 100 laps. On lap 140, Bobby Unser and former Penske driver Mario Andretti came out of the pits. Unser passed 11 cars under a yellow flag while Andretti passed 2 cars. Unser won the race, but was stripped of the victory the next morning in favor of Andretti. After a lengthy appeal, Unser was reinstated the victory and was instead fined $40,000 ($104,000 in today's money). Unser retired from racing after the season was over in the fall-out of the controversy.
Penske's next Indy 500 win was with Rick Mears in 1984. Mears and former Penske driver Tom Sneva battled for the lead in the final 100 laps but after Sneva dropped out with a broken CV joint, Mears led the final 40 laps unchallenged to win by 2-laps ahead of the field. The next year, first-year Penske driver Danny Sullivan led the final 61 laps en route to his first Indianapolis 500 victory after winning a 4-lap shootout with Mario Andretti. In 1987, Penske driver Danny Ongais got taken out of the race due to injuries and former Penske driver Al Unser was tabbed as a temporary replacement. Unser won the race.
1988 was one of the most dominating performances by Penske Racing in the history of the Indianapolis 500. Penske's team members, Sullivan, Unser and Mears qualified in the front row and proceeded to lead 192 of the race's 200 laps, 91 by Sullivan, 89 by Mears, and 12 by Unser. Mears won the race. In 1991, Mears won an 18-lap duel with Michael Andretti to win his 4th Indianapolis 500. Emerson Fittipaldi won the 500 in 1993 but angered American fans by drinking orange juice instead of the traditional milk.
In 1994, the Penske team, consisting of Al Unser Jr., Paul Tracy and Emerson Fittipaldi led 193 of the race's 200 laps, thanks to a new engine invented by Penske that went up to 1000 horsepower. The engine was later banned, which resulted in Penske Racing not qualifying a single car in the 1995 Indianapolis 500.
Due to the open-wheel split, Penske did not field a car at the Indianapolis 500 from 1996-2000. In 2001, Penske Racing crossed a picket-line by fielding the team in the 500, consisting of rookie Hélio Castroneves and Gil de Ferran. The duo proceeded to lead the most laps, en route to the victory, giving Penske Racing a 1-2 finish, the first time in the team's history. In a post-race interview, Roger Penske said that after the heartbreak in 1995, the win was the biggest of all his Indy 500 wins.
In 2002, Castroneves barely beat Paul Tracy to win his second consecutive Indy 500. Controversy overshadowed the race when video tapes appeared to have shown that Tracy was ahead of Castroneves at the moment of a final-lap caution. After a lengthy appeal, Castroneves' win was upheld on July 2. In 2003, Gil de Ferran won his first 500 and then retired when the season was over. Penske Racing has since proceeded to win the 500 in 2006, 2009, 2015, 2018, and 2019.
Penske Racing MuseumEdit
Opened in 2002, the Penske Racing Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona, is located within a complex of Penske Automotive Group car dealerships at the Scottsdale 101 Auto Collection. The two-story, 9,000-square-foot (840 m2) museum houses approximately 20 historically significant Penske Racing cars, along with trophies, artwork, engines and other memorabilia dating from Penske Racing's earliest origins up to the present day. Displays are rotated on a regular basis, but the museum focuses primarily on the team's successes in the Indy 500 and NASCAR, with lesser emphasis on F1 and sports car racing.
USAC Championship Car resultsEdit
(key) (Results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
- 1 Mike Hiss was hired by Penske to qualify Mario Andretti's #7 car for the 1978 Indianapolis 500 while Andretti was racing in Formula One; Andretti would then drive the car on race-day.
Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) resultsEdit
|Penske PC-6/7||Cosworth DFX||Rick Mears||9||2||5||2||1||5||7||4||5||2||1||2||3||1||3||1st||4,060|
|Penske PC-7||Bobby Unser||12||5||7||4||5||1||1||19||1||1||2||1||1||3||2||2nd||3,820|
|Bill Alsup (R)||68||DNQ||15th||400|
|Penske PC-7/9||Cosworth DFX||Rick Mears||1||21||5||5||12||9||4||2||2||3||3||1||7||4th||2,866|
|Penske PC-9||Bobby Unser||11||23||19||1||1||15||2||1||3||1||2||2||DNQ||2nd||3,714|
|Penske PC-7||Tom Gloy||61||6||5||9||14th||680|
|Penske PC-9B||Cosworth DFX||Bobby Unser||3||2||21||13||6||16||9||3||7||17||15*||2||7th||99|
|Penske PC-10||Cosworth DFX||Rick Mears||1||1*||1*||3||4||15*||12*||1*||1*||5||25||2||1st||294|
|Penske PC-11/10B||Cosworth DFX||Rick Mears||1||8*||3||7||4||17||3||19||9||1*||13||21||17||6th||92|
|Cosworth DFX||Al Unser||1||22||21||5||27||8||10||30||3||8||8||13||4||17||6||14||9th||76|
|March 84C||Johnny Rutherford||5||14*||11||22nd||20|
|March 85C||Cosworth DFX||Danny Sullivan||4||3||4||27||18||27||14||13||5||2||5||8||8||4||1||4th||126|
|March 86C||Chevrolet 265A
|Chevrolet 265A||Al Unser||11||14||20||15||41st||0|
|Penske PC-16||Chevrolet 265A||Danny Sullivan||3||22||11||11||11||9th||87|
|Penske PC-16||Rick Mears||8||9||20||21||3||18||7||5th||102|
|Cosworth DFX||Al Unser||1||13th||39|
|Penske PC-16||Chevrolet 265A||9||DNQ|
|Penske PC-17||Chevrolet 265A||Rick Mears||5||22||8||1||1||6||23||6||3||13||23||3||12||7||5||2||4th||129|
|Penske PC-18||Chevrolet 265A||Danny Sullivan||1||3||8||28||10||24||8||3*||23||1||5||1||3||14||7th||107|
|Penske PC-19||Chevrolet 265A||Emerson Fittipaldi||1||5||2||3||3||7||9||3||6||20||17||18||6||12||2||1||6||5th||144|
|Penske PC-20||Chevrolet 265A||Rick Mears||3||3||4||5||1||15||5||6||17||3||20||1||8||6||6||15||15||5||4th||145|
|Penske PC-19||Paul Tracy (R)||17||21||7||25||21st||6|
|Penske PC-21||Chevrolet 265B||Emerson Fittipaldi||5||1||3||3||24||8||2||4||21||19||13||1*||1*||19||1||7||19||4th||151|
|Penske PC-20||Chevrolet 265A||7||4||20||2||2||3|
|Penske PC-22||Chevrolet 265C||Emerson Fittipaldi||4||2||14||13||1||3||23||1||2||2||13||3||5||7||1||5||2||2nd||183|
|Penske PC-23||Ilmor 265D||Emerson Fittipaldi||2||2||1*||21||2||2||2||20||3||10||3||3*||9||3||3||4||2nd||178|
|Ilmor 265D||Paul Tracy||3||16||23||20||3||1||3||3||5||16||2*||2||20||18*||1*||1*||3rd||152|
|Ilmor 265D||Al Unser, Jr.||31||14||2||1*||1*||10*||1*||1*||29||8||1||1||1||2||2||20||1st||225|
|Penske PC-24||Mercedes-Benz IC108B||Al Unser, Jr.||1||15||6||8||1*||13||DNQ||2*||5||1*||28||26||18||2||1||3||1*||6||2nd||161|
|Penske PC-24||Emerson Fittipaldi||2||24||18||3*||20||1||DNQ||23||10||21||15||10||25||5||21||5||7||16||11th||67|
|Penske PC-25||Mercedes-Benz IC108C||Al Unser, Jr.||2||8||2||9||3||3||8||2*||22||4||4||13||4||13||10*||5||16||4th||125|
|Jan Magnussen (R)||14||24th||5|
|Penske PC-26||Mercedes-Benz IC108D||Al Unser, Jr.||2||27||27||4||3||7||18||20||8||25||4||20||20||22||7||5||11||22||13th||67|
|Penske PC-27||Mercedes-Benz IC108E||Al Unser, Jr.||2||22||2||29||15||16||19||3||24||5||17||17||22||6||27||5||6||7||22||27||11th||72|
|Penske PC-27B||Mercedes-Benz IC108E||Al Unser, Jr.||2||26||24||12||13||15||22||7||21st||26|
|Penske PC-27B||Tarso Marques (R)||14||25||28th||4|
|Penske PC-27B||Alex Barron||18||24||27th||4|
|Lola B99/00||Gonzalo Rodríguez (R)||12||DNS†||33rd||1|
|Reynard 2Ki||Honda HR-0||Gil de Ferran||2||6*||7*||17||9||1||12||9||1||14||6||18||3||2||25||5||2||8||3*||23||3||1st||168|
|Reynard 01i||Honda HR-1||Gil de Ferran||1||2||3||C1||23||13||7||6||13||4||14*||24||3||2||5||2||8||1*||1*||3*||4||6||1st||199|
- † Gonzalo Rodríguez was killed during qualifying for the Laguna Seca race.
- 1 The Firestone Firehawk 600 was canceled after qualifying due to excessive g-forces on the drivers.
IndyCar Series resultsEdit
|Dallara IR-01||Oldsmobile Aurora V8||Gil de Ferran||66||24||2||28th||46|
|Dallara IR-02||Chevrolet Indy V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||3||1||5||5||1||4||2||17||3||9||6||5||2*||4||2*||2nd||511|
|Gil de Ferran||6||2||2||4||3*||10||16||1*||2*||5||2||5||21||1||23||3rd||443|
|Toyota Indy V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||3||2||22||2||7||12||2||2||3||17||1*||5||1*||20||6||13||3rd||484|
|Gil de Ferran||6||2*||14||1||8||3||3||3*||1||7||3||9||4||12||15||1*||2nd||489|
|Dallara IR-04||Toyota Indy V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||2*||6||3||9||12||3||7||3||12||10||12||6||5*||10||7*||1*||4th||446|
|Sam Hornish, Jr.||6||1||15||19||26||4||11||8||2||3||4||14||18||11||6||4||17||7th||387|
|Dallara IR-05||Toyota Indy V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||5||2||20||11||9||5||1*||8||5||16||21||5||4||21||2||12||9||6th||440|
|Sam Hornish, Jr.||6||2||1||15||7||23*||2||18||12||2||1*||5||7||2*||17||3||7||5||3rd||512|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI6R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||2||1*||1*||25||7||1||10||6||5||14||1||3||5||4||3rd||473|
|Sam Hornish, Jr.||6||3*||8||4||1||12||4||1*||1*||14||2||19||1||9||3||1st||475|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI7R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||9||1*||7||3||3||16*||16||8||11||18||6||3*||17||9||2||14||4||6th||446|
|Sam Hornish, Jr.||6||3||7||5||6||4||9||1*||14||15||2||4||14||9||18||5||12||3*||5th||465|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI7R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||4||2||2||4||4||5||2*||14*||2||16||3||2||2*||2||1*||2||1*||7||2nd||629|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI7R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||7||2||1||11||1||7||17||4||18||2||4||12||18||20||10||5||4th||433|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI7R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||9||4||1||7||4||9||20||2||9||24||10||3||5||6||1||1*||5||4th||531|
|Dallara IR-05||Honda HI7R V8||Hélio Castroneves||3||20||7||12||21||17||10||4||9||7||17||2||19||17||2||17||22||29||C2||11th||312|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Ryan Briscoe||2||5||14||7||25||5||16||3||14||18||19||8||7||1||2||17||6th||370|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||A. J. Allmendinger||2||19||23||7||25||25||16||27th||79|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Juan Pablo Montoya||2||15||4||21||16||5||12||13||3||2||7||1||16||18||19||11||2||5||4*||4th||586|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Will Power||1||2*||7||20||4||1*||2||4||18||13||4*||19*||22||10||14||4||7||3rd||493|
|Juan Pablo Montoya||2||1||5*||3||14||3||1||10||10*||4||7||4||4||24||11||3||6||2nd||556|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Juan Pablo Montoya||2||1||9||4||5||8||33||3||20||7||20||20||11||8||9||13||3||8th||433|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Simon Pagenaud||1||2||5||3||1*||4||14||16||5||3||4||7||5||4||4||3||9||1*||2nd||629|
|Juan Pablo Montoya||22||10||6||24th||93|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Josef Newgarden||1||7||1||7||1*||11||8||9||15||13||1*||4*||9||4||5||7||10||8||5th||560|
|Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Josef Newgarden||2||1*||2||4||2||15||4||1*||19||1||3||4||1*||14||5||7||5||8||1st||641|
* Season still in progress
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
(italics indicates non-works entries; bold indicates championships won)
|Formula One results|
|1971||Penske-White Racing||McLaren M19A||Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G|| Mark Donohue
|1972 – 1973: Team Penske did not compete.|
|1974||Penske Cars||Penske PC1||Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G||66||Mark Donohue||0||-|
|1975||Penske Cars||Penske PC1
|Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G||28|| Mark Donohue
|1976||Citibank Team Penske||Penske PC3
|Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G||28||John Watson||20||5th|
|F&S Properties||Penske PC3||39||Boy Hayje|
|1977||ATS Racing Team||Penske PC4||Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8||G||33 / 35
| Hans Binder
|Interscope Racing||14||Danny Ongais|
Team Championship and Major WinsEdit
|1977||Tom Sneva||2||McLaren M24
|1978||Tom Sneva (2)||0||Penske PC-6||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1979||Rick Mears||3||Penske PC-7
|1981||Rick Mears (2)||6||Penske PC-9B||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1982||Rick Mears (3)||4||Penske PC-10||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1983||Al Unser||1||Penske PC-11||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1985||Al Unser (2)||1||March 85C||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1988||Danny Sullivan||4||Penske PC-17||Chevrolet A||Goodyear|
|1994||Al Unser, Jr.||8||Penske PC-23||Ilmor, Mercedes-Benz||Goodyear|
|2000||Gil de Ferran||2||Reynard 2KI||Honda HR-0||Firestone|
|2001||Gil de Ferran (2)||2||Reynard 01i||Honda HR-1||Firestone|
|2006||Sam Hornish Jr.||4||Dallara IR-05||Honda HI6R||Firestone|
|2014||Will Power||3||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
|2016||Simon Pagenaud||5||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
|2017||Josef Newgarden||4||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
|2019||Josef Newgarden (2)||4||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
Indianapolis 500 victoriesEdit
|1972||Mark Donohue||McLaren M16B||Offenhauser||Goodyear|
|1979||Rick Mears||Penske PC-6||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1981||Bobby Unser||Penske PC-9B||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1984||Rick Mears (2)||March 84C||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1985||Danny Sullivan||March 85C||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1987||Al Unser||March 86C||Cosworth||Goodyear|
|1988||Rick Mears (3)||Penske PC-17||Chevrolet A||Goodyear|
|1991||Rick Mears (4)||Penske PC-20||Chevrolet A||Goodyear|
|1993||Emerson Fittipaldi||Penske PC-22||Chevrolet C||Goodyear|
|1994||Al Unser, Jr.||Penske PC-23||Mercedes-Benz 500I||Goodyear|
|2001||Hélio Castroneves||Dallara IR-01||Oldsmobile Aurora V8||Firestone|
|2002||Hélio Castroneves (2)||Dallara IR-02||Chevrolet Indy V8||Firestone|
|2003||Gil de Ferran||G-Force GF09||Toyota Indy V8||Firestone|
|2006||Sam Hornish Jr.||Dallara IR-05||Honda HI6R||Firestone|
|2009||Hélio Castroneves (3)||Dallara IR-05||Honda HI9R||Firestone|
|2015||Juan Pablo Montoya||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
|2018||Will Power||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
|2019||Simon Pagenaud||Dallara DW12||Chevrolet IndyCar V6t||Firestone|
IndyCar wins (1971-1980)Edit
|#||Season||Date||Sanction||Track / Race||No.||Winning Driver||Chassis||Engine||Tire||Grid||Laps Led|
|1||1971||July 3||USAC||Pocono 500 (O)||66||Mark Donohue||McLaren M16A||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||Pole||126|
|2||July 18||USAC||Michigan (O)||66||Mark Donohue (2)||McLaren M16A||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||2||75|
|3||1972||April 23||USAC||Trenton Speedway (O)||7||Gary Bettenhausen||McLaren M16A||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||5||85|
|4||May 27||USAC||Indianapolis 500 (O)||66||Mark Donohue (3)||McLaren M16B||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||3||13|
|5||1973||October 6||USAC||Texas World Speedway (O)||5||Gary Bettenhausen (2)||McLaren M16C||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||14||14|
|6||1975||September 13||USAC||Michigan (O)||68||Tom Sneva||McLaren M16C||Offenhauser L4t 159 ci||Goodyear||7||7|
|7||1977||April 2||USAC||Texas World Speedway (O)||8||Tom Sneva (2)||McLaren M24||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||8||7|
|8||June 26||USAC||Pocono 500 (O)||8||Tom Sneva (3)||McLaren M24||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||4||45|
|9||1978||June 18||USAC||Milwaukee Mile (O)||7||Rick Mears||Penske PC-6||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||3||23|
|10||July 23||USAC||Atlanta Motor Speedway (O)||7||Rick Mears (2)||Penske PC-6||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||3||68|
|11||September 23||USAC||Trenton Speedway (O)||7||Mario Andretti||Penske PC-6||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||3||33|
|12||October 7||USAC||Brands Hatch (R)||7||Rick Mears (3)||Penske PC-6||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||2||17|
|13||1979||May 27||USAC||Indianapolis 500 (O)||9||Rick Mears (4)||Penske PC-6||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||25|
|14||1979||June 10||CART||Trenton Speedway Race 1 (O)||12||Bobby Unser||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||2||23|
|15||June 10||CART||Trenton Speedway Race 2 (O)||12||Bobby Unser (2)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||62|
|16||July 15||CART||Michigan Twin 125 #2 (O)||12||Bobby Unser (3)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||18||36|
|17||August 5||CART||Watkins Glen (R)||12||Bobby Unser (4)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||2||36|
|18||August 19||CART||Trenton Speedway (O)||9||Rick Mears (5)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||5||38|
|19||September 2||CART||Ontario 500 (O)||12||Bobby Unser (5)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||3||97|
|20||September 15||CART||Michigan (O)||12||Bobby Unser (6)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||49|
|21||September 30||CART||Atlanta Motor Speedway (O)||9||Rick Mears (6)||Penske PC-7||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||2||30|
|22||1980||June 8||CART||Milwaukee Mile (O)||11||Bobby Unser (7)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||5||29|
|23||June 22||CART||Pocono 500 (O)||11||Bobby Unser (8)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||116|
|24||August 3||CART||Watkins Glen (R)||11||Bobby Unser (9)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||3||18|
|25||August 31||CART||Ontario 500 (O)||11||Bobby Unser (10)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||182|
|26||September 20||CART||Michigan (O)||12||Mario Andretti (2)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||Pole||53|
|27||October 26||CART||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (R)||1||Rick Mears (7)||Penske PC-9||Cosworth DFX V8t||Goodyear||2||28|
NASCAR Cup Series ChampionsEdit
|2012||Brad Keselowski||5||Dodge Charger||Dodge||Goodyear|
|2018||Joey Logano||3||Ford Fusion||Ford||Goodyear|
NASCAR Xfinity Series ChampionEdit
|2010||Brad Keselowski||6||Dodge Charger/Challenger||Dodge||Goodyear|
Daytona 500 victoriesEdit
|2008||Ryan Newman||Dodge Charger||Dodge||Goodyear|
|2015||Joey Logano||Ford Fusion||Ford||Goodyear|
|2018||Scott McLaughlin||9||Ford Falcon||Ford||Dunlop|
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