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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question about the sale of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar and related business from Hulman & Company to Penske Corporation, at a news conference in Indianapolis. Penske this week celebrated the crowning achievement of a career so rich in America’s fabric that he last month received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by buying iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Sunday he will watch two of his drivers try to make NASCAR’s championship race. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
November 09, 2019 - 3:55 pm
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — He doesn't golf, fish or hunt. Roger Penske doesn't particularly have time for hobbies. The automobile industry. Transportation. Trucking. Sales. Community improvement. Promotions. That takes up almost all of his time. And, of course, racing. A man with a rich career that is...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, and Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George speak after a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
Roger Penske spent part of Tuesday walking Indianapolis Motor Speedway, using a cool, sunny day to look over the historic venue that will soon be his. There is work to be done at the speedway, lots of work before it can be the entertainment mecca he envisions. But more than that, there is a legacy...
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Penske Corporation Chairman Rodger Penske, left, responds to a question as Hulman & Co. Chairman Tony Hulman George looks on during a news conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
November 04, 2019 - 10:04 pm
Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Now he owns the iconic...
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Zak Brown speaks during a news conference at the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
November 01, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The head of McLaren said Friday its IndyCar team will pay James Hinchcliffe not to drive for them in 2020, a change of direction for the organization set in motion when young driver Pato O'Ward became available. Zak Brown said the decision this week to remove Hinchcliffe from the Arrow McLaren SP...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 auto race, in Indianapolis. Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O'Ward and said his farewells at the team shop Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, the two people said. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 31, 2019 - 10:51 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe said he was "shocked" to learn Arrow McLaren SP was dumping him from his 2020 seat in the IndyCar Seriesthis week. Hinchcliffe first joined Sam Schmidt's team in 2015 and had repeated public assurances that the final year of his contract would be honored...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018 file photo, Mexico's Patricio "Pato" O'Ward celebrates winning the Indy Lights race #2 during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Ala. James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O'Ward and said his farewells at the team shop Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, the two people said. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
October 30, 2019 - 3:42 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — From the moment McLaren said it was teaming with Sam Schmidt's IndyCar team, all participants stressed that popular veteran James Hinchcliffe would be part of the team in 2020. Then a pair of young drivers became available and the Canadian was unexpectedly dumped from his...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, James Hinchcliffe, of Canada, talks with the media after failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 auto race, in Indianapolis. Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard. Hinchcliffe learned Sunday he was being replaced by 2018 Indy Lights Champion Pato O'Ward and said his farewells at the team shop Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, the two people said. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 29, 2019 - 12:32 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — James Hinchcliffe has been released from the new Arrow McLaren SP Racing team, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, despite repeated public assurances that the popular Canadian was not leaving the organization once McLaren came aboard...
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FILE - In a Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 file photo, Takuma Sato smiles as he is interviewed after winning the IndyCar auto race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Ill. Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season. Rahal said Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 it had picked up the option for next year on Sato(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
September 21, 2019 - 9:41 pm
LAGUNA SECA, Calif. (AP) — Takuma Sato will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing next season and Colton Herta was pulled inside the Andretti Autosport camp as IndyCar drivers are securing their 2020 plans. Rahal said Saturday it had picked up the option for next year on Sato, a former...
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Will Power poses with the trophy after winning an IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 18, 2019 - 8:43 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The black clouds that enveloped Pocono and officially brought the IndyCar race to a premature end didn't appear until the halfway point. But they've really been hanging over the track since the series returned to the mountains in 2013. A fatal crash. A promising career wrecked...
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Josef Newgarden laughs during a news conference for Sunday's IndyCar Series auto race at Pocono Raceway, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
August 17, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Josef Newgarden gets a kick out of anyone who considers the IndyCar championship race limited to two or three drivers. The 2017 series champion counts a field four or five deep all chasing him for first as the season winds down. Newgarden, first in the standings, took the pole...
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