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Author Topic: Roger Penske buy Indy  (Read 328 times)

Offline cosworth151

Roger Penske buy Indy
« on: November 04, 2019, 03:21:01 PM »
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  • This is undoubtedly the worst, most heartbreaking news I've heard in my 63 years as a race fan.

    Roger Penske, best known for his attempt to destroy Indy car racing with his CART series, has purchased the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series.

    The formal announcement will be live streamed at 11:00 Eastern Standard Time today. I won't have the heart to watch.

    https://www.indycar.com/Videos/2019/11/11-04-HulmanCo-Special-Presentation

    Everybody knows the war is over,
    Everybody knows the good guys lost.
      -Leonard Cohen


    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 04:32:04 PM »
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  • I know we've always disagreed on the CART split, but I'm with you here. I don't like Penske and I'm sorry to see the Hulman/George family out.
    Lonny

    Offline Dare

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 09:24:36 PM »
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  • Seems with his racing teams that's a huge conflict of interests
    "The
    democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
    who are
    willing to work and give to those who would not."
    --
    Thomas
    Jefferson

    Offline John S

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 11:47:14 PM »
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  • Just a thought Cossie, maybe there's a chance now that F1 may return to it's US spiritual home at the Motor Speedway.   
    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 12:35:12 AM »
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  • Doubtful. Penske has said the only reason he went into F1 was because Mark Donohue wanted to.
    Lonny

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #5 on: November 06, 2019, 04:51:52 PM »
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  • Keeping a business in the family seems like a great way to run it into the ground.

    It may not be great news for Penske to take over, but the story is that the people who have been running Indy for the last generation weren't doing a great job either.

    (Personally, I don't see a problem with Penske.  He's run a successful non-racing business for decades.  He's been successfully involved in many levels of motorsport.  Without getting into the open wheel split, it was a matter of too many roosters in the henhouse, now we have one.)

    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Roger Penske buy Indy
    « Reply #6 on: November 06, 2019, 09:35:52 PM »
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  • He's already come up with the worst racing idea I've ever heard of. A driverless version of Indy Lights. Driverless racing give a whole new dimension to the word pointless.
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan