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.

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this is a clip from a 60 minute video avalible on ebay featuring factory sponcered American Motors racing from the 1970s. Race driver Mark Donahue is seen in this clip.

1974 AMC Matador NASCAR No. 16 Winning at Darlington - Bobby Allison
17 top three finishes of 60 races in 1974 and 1975. 5 wins for the Matador in the same two years. The Penski Team with Bobby Allison did a phenomenal job People now a days are only familiar with the controversial styling. But AMC styling was build into the car to support NASCAR. AMC who wasn't involved in Auto Racing Previously made great strides in the early 70's at Trans Am events with the Javelin and AMX. Also on the Drag circuit and at NASCAR. AMC was acquired by Chrysler Corporation and AMC cars became known simply as Eagle. Eagle and Plymouth were both phased out of Chrysler eventually. Chrysler has since merged with Fiat to become FCA. Hundreds of Thousands of Matadors were produced between 1971 and 1978

The Team Penske Story - Narrated by Tom Brokaw
Find out how it all started. The Team Penske story. Narrated by Tom Brokaw.

1977 Nascar LA Times 500 at Ontario last laps
Note: I'm looking for an Improved copy of this race. Let me know if you have a better one and we can work out a deal