1968 Penske Camaro Race Car
This 1968 Penske Camaro
Race Car was driven Mark Donohue. Mark was the first driver engineer to get
into custom suspension and handling in extreme sport racing. Winning the
Indianapolis 500 in 1972. Together Mark and Penske took racing to the next
Penske History 5: The Road to NASCAR
While Penske Racing is currently one of the leading NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series operations with drivers Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch, team owner Roger
Penske has a long heritage in NASCAR. Penske won in his only NASCAR race as
a driver, in 1963, and he also won NEXTEL Cup Series races with drivers
Mark Donohue and Bobby Allison. After leaving stock cars in 1977, Penske
Racing returned for two races in 1980, with Rusty Wallace finishing second
in his first NASCAR race. That set the foundation for Penske South and
Wallace joining NASCAR in 1991.
Penske History 4: An Indianapolis Legend
While Mark Donohue returned to run only one more Indianapolis 500 after his
victory in the 1972 classic, car owner Roger Penske was hooked. He went on
to build the greatest legacy in the history of the Memorial Day weekend
race. Following in Donohue's footsteps were Tom Sneva, Rick Mears, Al and
Bobby Unser and Danny Sullivan. Penske Racing enjoyed the greatest showing
by a team in the 1988 classic, when the team put three of its drivers on
the front row, and then scored a 1-2-3 sweep in the race after leading 192
of the 200 laps. See more at www.alltelracing.com
Penske History 3: The Road Leads to Indy
After enjoying success in various sports car series, Roger Penske's
attention turned to Indy Cars when driver Mark Donohue was invited to drive
in a race by a leading team. While Penske made Donohue decline, he
purchased an Indy Car. Donohue went on to win Rookie of the Year honors at
Indianapolis in 1969 and won the 1972 Indianapolis 500 — the first of 14
triumphs at the Brickyard for Penske Racing. See more at
Love for Classic Cars Powers Penske Racing
While Penske Racing Works on state of the art cars in NASCAR, the IndyCar
Series and sports car racing, its drivers and employees While Penske Racing
Works on state of the art cars in NASCAR, the IndyCar Series and sports car
racing, its drivers and employees also share a love of classic automobiles.
Find out more at www.alltelracing.com
Five Questions with Ryan Newman
Ryan Newman answers five personal questions. Find out more about NASCAR
driver Ryan Newman and Team Alltel at www.alltelracing.com
Ryan Newman Wins Subway 600 NASCAR Phoenix 4.10.10
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Ryan Newman broke a 77-race Sprint Cup winless streak
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, taking the lead after a
late caution and holding off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap shootout.
Kyle Busch was cruising to what would have given him a weekend sweep when a
caution flag came out with three laps remaining. When the lead-lap cars
pitted, Busch took four tires and came out eighth — behind six cars that
took only two tires and Jimmie Johnson, who also took four and was seventh
out of the pits.
Gordon beat everybody out of the pits, but spun his tires on the restart in
a green-white-checker finish. Newman then charged inside and took the lead,
and held on for his first victory since the 2008 Daytona 500.
"It's been a long time coming for me to get to Victory Lane," Newman said.
"I'm gracious to be here. This is the most emotional victory I've ever had
in my entire career just because it's been so long."
Newman, driving the No. 39 Chevrolet owned by Tony Stewart, had led only
two laps before the final two. That lead came during the first caution only
21 laps into what became a 378-lap race — instead of the scheduled 375,
already 63 more than last spring — on the oddly shaped mile track.
"I couldn't believe it. I saw the white flag and I was like I don't have
that far to go," Newman said. "Every restart, I had been on the inside and
I couldn't get going. ... I held my line and got a good shot off Turn 2.
That's all we needed."
It was Newman's 14th career victory in 303 starts, but the first time a No.
39 car has been to Victory Lane (286 races).