Museum Honors Roger Penske

Roger Penske will be the recipient of this year's Spirit of Competition Award from the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

The award gala will be held on Oct. 31 at the museum in Philadelphia.

Penske's love of racing began racing in 1951 when he attended his first Indianapolis 500 with his father. Eventually, Penske became a winning sports car driver and was named "Sports Car Driver of the Year" by Sports Illustrated in 1961.

He retired from racing in 1965 to open his first automotive dealership, in Philadelphia. That initial store has grown into the Michigan-based Penske Automotive Group Inc., with stores in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

 

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