When an individual hears the name Roger Penske, what comes to ones mind? His 17 Indianapolis 500 victories, his 34 National Championships or his 500 plus organizational wins? Whatever one may think, one thing for sure comes to mind — NASCAR Hall of Famer.
Roger Penske has been a staple in the racing world since 1958, and is one of the most respected men in the garage area every weekend. Penske has grown with the sport for years while always finding a way to win. The team owner recently celebrated his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship with Joey Logano this past November and shows no signs of slowing down.
“It’s obviously an honor to be when you get to a certain time in NASCAR. Talk about the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Football, this is right up there,” Penske said in an exclusive interview with The Racing Experts. “In our sport, to come in with the legends we’re with tonight is amazing. For me and the team, it’s capping off a big run in 2018.”
Roger Penske remained humble when talking about how he wanted to be remembered.
“I think as a competitor and a real racer,” Penske said. “Certainly someone who brings business and helps build our brand within the company. Try to use racing as a motto for our 66,000 people around the world.”
Penske may want to be remembered as a great competitor, but as of Friday, February 1st, he can officially be known as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.