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Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

“There’s no question that I think the quality of the teams, the sponsors – I know they’re tough to get, but when you look at the cars and the names, there’s Fortune 500 names on the sides of a lot of these cars, which is very important,” Penske said.

“And one of the things that I think Mark Miles (CEO of Hulman & Company, which operates INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway) and the teams have done, and Jay (Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations), we’re keeping these costs in line, which is important to us, and we’re not changing rules and all of a sudden put a lot of burden on the teams. I think that’s important.”

The complete article here on Indycar.com

source:  Indycar.com

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