Team Penske Unveils plans for a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in motorsports. 2016 will be a year of “Celebrations in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske.
Several events are planned for media and fan engagement, sponsor partnerships, special events and more. The commemoration kicks off Jan. 20 with a gathering of current and past Team Penske drivers in all disciplines in Charlotte, N.C., and will include a special Team Penske exhibit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum to debut in February in conjunction with the 100-day countdown to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
The IMS museum display feature cars representing each Team Penske driver’s first win at IMS,other vehicles, artifacts and trophies from Penske’s rich motorsports history.
“We are very proud of all Team Penske has accomplished over the last 50 years,” team owner Roger Penske said. “The celebration of our 50th anniversary is truly a credit to the hard work, preparation and execution of our teams over the years. The 2016 season will be a special one in our history as we have the opportunity to reflect back on our heritage while continuing to produce and win at a high level each week on the racetrack.”
Beginning as Roger Penske Racing in 1966, competing in sports car and endurance events, Team Penske has grown into one of the most successful racing teams – and sports teams – in the world. The team won its class in the 24 Hours of Daytona in its first start and since then Team Penske has produced a combined 424 wins, 487 pole positions and 28 national championships in Indy cars, NASCAR, Formula One and sports cars.