Past Gas #172: Penske: How a Small Dealership Grew Into a Racing Empire
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Roger Penske Racing’s debut was going pretty well… until his team’s Corvette t-boned a slower competitor in the middle of the night session. But failure was not an option for Roger Penske, and nothing was going to spoil his first race as an owner. A perfectionist with a compulsive need to win, Roger instructed his team to grab two flashlights and some duct tape. This car was going to get back on the track… How did Roger Penske go from racing to running a team? Why did he walk away from driving at the height of his career? What is it that makes Penske one of the winningest team owners in racing history? Today on Past Gas, the story of The Captain himself, Roger Penske. Thanks to our sponsors: Get Valvoline for your car! Cancel unwanted subscriptions and manage your expenses the easy way by going to! Get 35% off site wide when you use the code “DRS” at Get started with your credit journey at! More about Show: Follow Nolan on IG and Twitter @nolanjsykes.   Follow Joe on IG and Twitter @joegweber. Follow Donut @donutmedia, and subscribe to our Youtube and Facebook channels!   Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or using this link: If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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