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Penske Racing
Owner(s) Name(s) Roger Penske
Racing Series Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, American Le Mans Series, Automobile Racing Club of America
Number of Championships 0 (Sprint Cup Series), 1 (IndyCar Series), 10 (Champ Car)
Car Number(s) #3, #6 (IRL)
#2, #12, #77 (Sprint Cup Series)
#12 (Nationwide Series)
#6, #7 (American Le Mans)
#27 (Automobile Racing Club of America)
Driver(s) Kurt Busch (#2-Sprint & #12 Nationwide)
David Stremme (#12-Sprint)
Sam Hornish, Jr. (#77-Sprint & #12 Nationwide)
Justin Allgaier (#12 Nationwide)
Hélio Castroneves (#3-IRL)
Ryan Briscoe (#6-IRL)
Billy Wease (#27 ARCA)

Sascha Maassen (#6-ALMS)
Patrick Long (#6-ALMS)
Emmanuel Collard (#6-ALMS)
Romain Dumas (#7-ALMS)
Timo Bernhard (#7-ALMS)
Primary Sponsor(s)
Miller Lite (#2)
Mobil Oil (#77-Sprint, #3, #6-IRL)
Verizon Wireless (#12-Nationwide)
DHL (#6, #7-ALMS)
Shop Location Mooresville, North Carolina
Homepage Penske Racing Homepage

Penske Racing is a racing team that competes in the Indy Racing League, American Le Mans, 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.


CART IndyCar World Series/IRL IndyCar Series

Penske has been involved with IndyCar racing since 1968, when they first fielded a Stock block-powered All American Racers with Mark Donohue. The team first competed at Indianapolis 500 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 U.E. 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 (Champ Car). As of the end of the 2008 IndyCar Series season, Penske Racing has List of Indianapolis 500 winners the Indianapolis 500 14 times, List of Indianapolis 500 pole-sitters 14 times, as well as 124 Open wheel racing wins in CART and IRL and 12 open wheel championships.

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

Team Penske currently fields two cars, driven by Hélio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe. Castroneves has won the Indianapolis 500 twice (2001 Indianapolis 500 and 2002 Indianapolis 500), as well as other CART and IRL races with Team Penske. Sam Hornish, Jr. is the 2006 Indianapolis 500 winner and the (2001 in IRL, 2002 IndyCar Series season, and 2006 IndyCar Series season) 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 F1 and CART era, being constructed in Poole, Dorset, England as well as being the base for the F1 team.[1][2] On October 31, 2005, Penske Racing announced after the 2006 IndyCar Series season, they would consolidate IRL and NASCAR operations at the team's Mooresville, North Carolina North Carolina facility [2]; with the flooding in Pennsylvania in 2006, the team's operations were moved to Mooresville earlier than expected.

Also in late 2005, Team Penske announced primary sponsor Marlboro (cigarette), which had been a sponsor with Team Penske since the 1989 Indianapolis 500, and primary sponsor of all Team Penske IndyCars since 1991, would not appear on the cars any longer in accordance with the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Since 2007, the IndyCar Series cars have carried "Team Penske" insignia and sponsorship from Mobil 1 (although the cars remain painted in the Marlboro color scheme). It is rumoured that Cellco Partners (Verizon and Vodafone) may replace Kodak, which sponsored the cars from 2006-2008, in 2009 as part of an attempt by Verizon Wireless (Cellco's brand) because they have been legislated out of NASCAR's premier series by NASCAR's sponsors.

Indianapolis 500 Victories

  • 1972 Indianapolis 500 Mark Donohue
  • 1979 Indianapolis 500 Rick Mears
  • 1981 Indianapolis 500 Bobby Unser
  • 1984 Indianapolis 500 Rick Mears
  • 1985 Indianapolis 500 Danny Sullivan
  • 1987 Indianapolis 500 Al Unser
  • 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rick Mears
  • 1991 Indianapolis 500 Rick Mears
  • 1993 Indianapolis 500 Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 1994 Indianapolis 500 Al Unser, Jr.
  • 2001 Indianapolis 500 Hélio Castroneves
  • 2002 Indianapolis 500 Hélio Castroneves
  • 2003 Indianapolis 500 Gil de Ferran
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500 Sam Hornish, Jr.

1994 CART IndyCar World Series

1994 Penske PC-23 Speedway Oval Package.

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 Ilmor-Mercedes-Benz engine would power the Marlboro (cigarette) Team 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. Marlboro Team Penske debuted a radical new Mercedes-Benz engine at Indy. This engine used a provision in the rules intended for stock block Cam-in-block engines such as the V6 engine Buick engines that allowed an extra 650 cm³ and 10 Inch of mercury (4.9 Pound-force per square inch/33.8 Pascal (unit)) 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 1994 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 Emerson made contact with 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 Marlboro Team Penske the Driver's Championship with Al Unser, Jr., Constructor's Cup with the Penske PC-23, and Manufacturer's Cup with the Ilmor-Mercedes-Benz engine.

2008 IndyCar Series

Helio Castroneves has had a strong consistent start to 2008 with 4th at Homestead-Miami. New recruit Ryan Briscoe, although fast, has failed to capitalise on good pace, getting involved in Milka Duno's crash at Homestead, and the crashing on his own at St. Petersburg.

Castroneves was second at St. Petersburg, and again at Motegi, which sees him lead the IndyCar Series points heading into Kansas. Briscoe was 9th at Motegi.

Drivers who have raced for Team Penske (USAC/CART/IRL)

Penske's #3 Dallara-Honda at the 2007 Indianapolis 500
  • Flag of the United States Mark Donohue (1968-1975)
  • Flag of the United Kingdom David Hobbs (1971)
  • Flag of the United States Gary Bettenhausen (1972-1974)
  • Flag of the United States Gordon Johncock (1972)
  • Flag of the United States Mike Hiss (1972,1974)
  • Flag of the United States Tom Sneva (1975-1978)
  • Flag of the United States Bobby Allison (1975)
  • Flag of the United States Mario Andretti (1976-1980)
  • Flag of the United States Rick Mears (1978-1992)
  • Flag of the United States Bobby Unser (1979-1981)
  • Flag of the United States Bill Alsup (1981)
  • Flag of the United States Kevin Cogan (1982)
  • Flag of the United States Al Unser (1983-1989)
  • Flag of the United States Johnny Rutherford (1984)
  • Flag of New Zealand Mike Thackwell (1984)
  • Flag of the United States Danny Sullivan (1985-1990)
  • Flag of Australia Geoff Brabham (1989) (injury replacement)
  • Flag of Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1990-1996)
  • Flag of Canada Paul Tracy (1991-1994, 1996-1997)
  • Flag of the United States Al Unser, Jr. (1994-1999)
  • Flag of Denmark Jan Magnussen (1996) (Paul Tracy injury replacement)
  • Flag of Brazil André Ribeiro (1998)
  • Flag of the United States Alex Barron (driver) (1999, 2003 - 2003 as Gil de Ferran injury replacement)
  • Flag of Uruguay Gonzalo Rodriguez (1999) (killed at Laguna Seca)
  • Flag of Brazil Tarso Marques (1999) (Al Unser Jr. injury replacement)
  • Flag of Brazil Gil de Ferran (2000-2003)
  • Flag of Brazil Hélio Castroneves (2000-)
  • Flag of Italy Max Papis (2002) (Gil de Ferran injury replacement)
  • Flag of the United States Sam Hornish, Jr. (2004-2007)
  • Flag of Australia Ryan Briscoe (2008-)
  • Flag of Australia Will Power (2009) (Replacement for Castroneves while he is on trial)
    • NOTE: This does not include Greg Moore (race car driver), who in mid-1999 signed a contract with Penske Racing to join the team for the 2000 season. Moore was killed on Lap 10 of the Marlboro 500 at the Auto Club Speedway in the last race of the 1999 season whilst 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.


Penske Racing debuted in 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Series at Riverside International Raceway with Mark Donohue driving a factory-sponsored red-white-blue American Motors Matador. It was dubbed the "flying brick" by many noting its squarish aerodynamics. The car finished 39th after rear end problems. The team ran part-time for a few years, fielding cars for several drivers including Donohue, Dave Marcis, Donnie Allison, and Bobby Allison. The team went full time with Bobby Allison in 1976 with a new, more aerodynamic fastback coupe, finishing 4th in the points. In 1980, the team fielded two races for Rusty Wallace, finishing 2nd in his first race. The team didn't run for eleven years, returning in 1991 with Wallace at the wheel again. Early in 2008, Roger Penske and Penske Racing won 2008 in NASCAR Daytona 500, first to get a Restrictor plate win and a 1-2 finish.

Car #2 History

The #2 team hasn't seen many changes since its debut in the 1991 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Daytona 500, where it finished 27th after a crash late in the race. 1989 Winston Cup Champion Rusty Wallace drove the car from 1991-2005, with some form of Miller Beer as primary sponsor of the #2. Wallace took over the car in 1991 when his Blue Max Racing team suspended operations. The team performed impressively in its first go, winning twice and finishing 10th in points. 1992 was just decent for Wallace, with him winning once and finishing 13th in points. That's when things turned around for the Wallace and Penske, winning 25 races over the next 4 years, despite never winning the championship. The team switched from Pontiac to Ford in 1994. The season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the entire 1996 season saw a small change when the popular Miller Genuine Draft paint scheme was replaced with a red, blue and yellow splashed scheme that advertised the Miller brand. After winning 5 races that season, Wallace donned the blue and white colors of Miller Lite in 1997. After winning one race a piece over the next 3 years, Wallace put together 4 wins in 2000, and won 9 Bud Pole Awards, the highest total of his career. 2002 was a disappointment however, as he failed to win a race, marking the first year since 1985 that he did not visit Victory Lane. After that year, the team switched manufacturers from Ford Motor Company to Dodge. In 2004, Wallace announced the 2005 season would be his last in NASCAR Nextel Cup, citing his son's racing career and wanting to concentrate on his Busch Series for the departure. Rusty would finish the 2005 season in 8th place. In 2005, Penske announced that 2004 Nextel Cup champion Kurt Busch would drive the car in 2006, following a long dispute Roush Fenway Racing.

Penske's NASCAR Garage in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Car #12 History

The first #12 team for Penske was not always owned by the team. Originally the car was owned by Germany businessman Michael Kranefuss. The team debuted in 1994 in NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway as the #07 Ford Motor Company driven by Robby Gordon. The car started and finished 38th after Gordon crashed on lap 70. After another start with Geoff Brabham at the Brickyard 400, the team went full time in 1995 in NASCAR with John Andretti, a second-year driver. The car became #37 and was sponsored by Kmart and Little Caesars. Andretti won the pole at the Mountain Dew Southern 500 and finished 18th in the points. The team struggled in 1996 in NASCAR. Before the season ended, Kranefuss decided change was needed, and replaced Andretti with the relatively unknown Jeremy Mayfield.

The team improved to be 13th in the points in 1997 in NASCAR, but it was obvious the team wouldn't succeed if it only fielded one team. In 1998 in NASCAR, Kranefuss announced his team would merge with Penske Racing, and would also change to the #12 with Mobil Oil sponsoring the car. The move turned out to be a success, and Mayfield became the next big star. He won the pole at Texas Motor Speedway, and at one point in the season, found himself in the points lead. At the Pocono 500 in June, he won his first Winston Cup series race. Mayfield's breakout year in Winston Cup ended with a 7th place finish in the points. Mayfield struggled in 1999 in NASCAR, as he did not win and dropped 4 spots in the points. In 2000 in NASCAR, he won the Pocono 500 and California 500. Midway through the season, Kranefuss sold his share of the team to Penske. Mayfield then suffered a concussion while practicing for the Brickyard 400. He missed two races recuperating from his injury and finished 24th in points. In 2001 in NASCAR, Mayfield posted seven top-10 finishes, but was fired following the race at Kansas Speedway. Rusty Wallace's little brother Mike Wallace (NASCAR) took over, and came close to winning at Phoenix International Raceway before settling for second place. Surprisingly, Penske announced the #12 team would close after the season, and the owner's point would be transferred to his new team.

The #12 team originally began running in the Auto Racing Club of America in 2000 as the #27 Ford Motor Company sponsored by Alltel and driven by Ryan Newman. Later in the year, the team made its Winston Cup debut with Newman at Phoenix International Raceway, finishing 41st due to engine failure. In 2001, now driving the #02 Ford, Newman split time between Auto Racing Club of America, the NASCAR Busch Series, and the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. He drove in 15 Busch races and won at Michigan International Speedway. In the Cup Series, he participated in 7 events, and almost won NASCAR NEXTEL All-Star Challenge before his engine expired in the closing laps. He put together two top-five finishes, which included a second place finish at Darlington, and a pole in his abbreviated schedule. Newman made the jump to Cup full time in 2002 in NASCAR in the #12 Alltel Ford Motor Company, competing in a strong battle against Jimmie Johnson for NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors. Newman won The Winston, and the fall event at New Hampshire International Speedway, as well as six poles. Although he didn't win as many races as Johnson and finished behind him in the points, he was still able to win NASCAR Rookie of the Year. After the switch to Dodge in 2003 in NASCAR, he won 8 races, 11 poles, and finished 6th in points.

The #12 car in 2007.

In 2004 in NASCAR, Newman won twice, earned 9 pole positions, and finished seventh in points. Newman finished 2005 with 8 pole positions, but only one win. He qualified for the Chase for the Cup for a second year in a row and ended up sixth in the final standings. He failed to win a win race and missed the Chase in both 2006 and 2007. However he found himself back in the winners circle early in 2008, taking victory in the 50th running of the Daytona 500 to open the season and to claim Penske's first Daytona 500 win. After the #12 team won the Daytona 500 in 2008, the team had struggled and Ryan Newman announced during the summer that he will leave and drive the #39 Chevy for Stewart Haas Racing. David Stremme will drive the car in 2009 without a sponsor.

The #12 car is currently without a sponsor, as Cellco Partners, a joint venture of Verizon and Vodafone, closed the deal to purchase Alltel in January 2009, thus voiding the terms of the grandfather clause that allowed the #12 car to run with a sponsor that is a direct competitor to that NASCAR series' sponsor, forcing the team to look for a new sponsor in 2009. The team announced the car will run the majority of the season in an unbranded look similar to the IRL Marlboro cars, pending NASCAR approval (NASCAR may reject the design, knowing that its intent to promote a rival brand).

Car #77 history

See also: Jasper Motorsports

The #77 car began running in 2004 after Penske merged with Jasper Motorsports. Brendan Gaughan was hired as the driver, with Kodak sponsoring. Gaughan had four top-ten finishes and finished 28th in points in his rookie year. He was immediately replaced by Travis Kvapil, who had two top-tens but finished 33rd in points. The #77 team shut down for the next two years due to a lack of sponsorship. In 2007, Sam Hornish, Jr. began driving the #06 in Cup, and after qualifying for two races, it was announced that he would drive the #77 full-time in 2008 with Mobil 1 sponsoring.

Nationwide Series

Penske Racing made their Busch Series debut in 2005, in the #39 Alltel/Mobil Oil Dodge driven by Ryan Newman. He ran only 9 of 25 races, but won 6 times. In 2006, Newman and Kurt Busch shared the ride. Busch won twice and Newman's best finish was 2nd. Hornish began racing the #39 in the last two races of the year, crashing out of both races.

The #12 Busch car spinning out in 2007.

In 2007, the team began running the #12 with Hornish, Busch, and Newman splitting the car. Newman and Busch had a best finish of third. The team will return on limited basis again with Hornish driving most of the races.

In 2009, the team will split drivers Stremme, Busch, and ARCA champion Justin Allgaier in the #12 car for 2009. Cellco Partners, banned from the Sprint Cup Series under terms of the Viceroy Rule, will sponsor the car. [3]

Trans-Am Series

Penske first fielded a Blue Sunoco 1967 Camaro driven by Mark Donohue in this series designed for Pony car like the Ford Mustang. Later they [4]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 (automotive) and other features suggested by Donohue. The Javelin took the series championship in 1971, 1972, and 1973.

CanAm Racing

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 tubocharged 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.

Porsche 917/30, in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen Museum

Endurance Racing

A Lola Racing Cars T70 Mk IIIb entered by Penske was the surprise winner of the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona.

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 extend 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 had not much luck in the race, though.

American Le Mans Series

Both of Penske's Porsche RS Spyder at the 2007 Generac 500 where they scored an overall victory.

In April 2005, it was announced that Porsche would build a 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 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.

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 2006 American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio. Penske Racine 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 #6: Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr (plus Emmanuel Collard in Long Distance events)
  • LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder #7: Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas (plus Patrick Long in Long Distance events)

In 2007, Penske Motorsports fielded two LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder Evo in the American Le Mans Series. Penske Motorsports for 2nd year in 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.

Penske started out their 2008 season with an overall win in the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring. This was Porsche's first overall win in the race since 1988 in a Porsche 962.

2008 Team Lineup:

  • LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder #6: Sascha Maassen, Patrick Long
  • LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder #7: Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard (plus Emmanuel Collard in long distance events)

Formula One

Penske PC1 (1975)

Penske entered the Formula One World Championship from 1974 Formula One season to 1976 Formula One season. 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 Engineering for the next three races, scoring another fifth in the British GP. However, Donohue crashed the car in the Austrian GP at Zeltweg 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 (driver).

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 GP 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. 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, painted in yellow. The ATS-Penske PC4 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 and Hans Binder but the team's fortunes sunk and Schmidt quit after the Italian GP, before returning in 1978 with his own chassis. The PC4 ended up in the hands of Ted Field Racing, who entered the car in the 1977 United States Grand Prix and 1977 Canadian Grand Prix Grands Prix, driven by American Danny Ongais with no results.

In 1979 Penske designed and built the HR100 for wealthy Mexican 'gentleman driver' Hector Rebaque. The car was entered for the final three races of the season, but either failed either to qualify or to finish in each case.

Complete Formula One World Championship results

Penske Racing Results


Year Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1974 Formula One season Penske PC1 Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 1974 Argentine Grand Prix 1974 Brazilian Grand Prix 1974 South African Grand Prix 1974 Spanish Grand Prix 1974 Belgian Grand Prix 1974 Monaco Grand Prix 1974 Swedish Grand Prix 1974 Dutch Grand Prix 1974 French Grand Prix 1974 British Grand Prix 1974 German Grand Prix 1974 Austrian Grand Prix 1974 Italian Grand Prix 1974 Canadian Grand Prix 1974 United States Grand Prix 0 NC
Mark Donohue 12 Ret
1975 Formula One season Penske PC1
March 751
Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 1975 Argentine Grand Prix 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix 1975 South African Grand Prix 1975 Spanish Grand Prix 1975 Monaco Grand Prix 1975 Belgian Grand Prix 1975 Swedish Grand Prix 1975 Dutch Grand Prix 1975 French Grand Prix 1975 British Grand Prix 1975 German Grand Prix 1975 Austrian Grand Prix 1975 Italian Grand Prix 1975 United States Grand Prix 2 12th
Mark Donohue 7 Ret 8 Ret Ret 11 5 8 Ret 5 Ret DNS
John Watson (racing driver) 9
1976 Formula One season Penske PC3
Penske PC4
Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix 1976 South African Grand Prix 1976 United States Grand Prix West 1976 Spanish Grand Prix 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 1976 Swedish Grand Prix 1976 French Grand Prix 1976 British Grand Prix 1976 German Grand Prix 1976 Austrian Grand Prix 1976 Dutch Grand Prix 1976 Italian Grand Prix 1976 Canadian Grand Prix 1976 United States Grand Prix 1976 Japanese Grand Prix 20 5th
John Watson (racing driver) Ret 5 Ret Ret 7 10 Ret 3 3 7 1 Ret 11 10 6 Ret

Results of other Penske cars


Year Entrant Chassis Engine(s) Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1976 Formula One season 1976 Brazilian Grand Prix 1976 South African Grand Prix 1976 United States Grand Prix West 1976 Spanish Grand Prix 1976 Belgian Grand Prix 1976 Monaco Grand Prix 1976 Swedish Grand Prix 1976 French Grand Prix 1976 British Grand Prix 1976 German Grand Prix 1976 Austrian Grand Prix 1976 Dutch Grand Prix 1976 Italian Grand Prix 1976 Canadian Grand Prix 1976 United States Grand Prix 1976 Japanese Grand Prix
F&S Properties Penske PC3 Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Boy Hayje Ret
1977 Formula One season 1977 Argentine Grand Prix 1977 Brazilian Grand Prix 1977 South African Grand Prix 1977 United States Grand Prix West 1977 Spanish Grand Prix 1977 Monaco Grand Prix 1977 Belgian Grand Prix 1977 Swedish Grand Prix 1977 French Grand Prix 1977 British Grand Prix 1977 German Grand Prix 1977 Austrian Grand Prix 1977 Dutch Grand Prix 1977 Italian Grand Prix 1977 United States Grand Prix 1977 Canadian Grand Prix 1977 Japanese Grand Prix
ATS (wheels) Penske PC4 Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Jean-Pierre Jarier 6 DNQ 11 11 8 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret Ret
Hans Binder 12 8 DNQ
Hans Heyer Ret
Interscope Racing Penske PC4 Ford Motor Company V8 engine Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Danny Ongais Ret 7


  1. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and Museum:Roger Penske
  3. Report: Cellco Partners to sponsor #12 NNS car for Allgaier
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External links

Penske Racing
Sprint Cup Series drivers Kurt Busch | David Stremme | Sam Hornish, Jr.
Nationwide Series drivers Justin Allgaier
Indy Racing League Mobil 1 Team Penske drivers Hélio Castroneves | Ryan Briscoe
American Le Mans Series DHL drivers Sascha Maassen/Emmanuel Collard (#6) | Romain Dumas/Timo Bernhard (#7)
Driver development program Billy Wease
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