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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
By United Press International

NASCAR docks Brad Keselowski after failed post-race inspection

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski has been penalized six standings points after his No. 2 car failed an inspection, NASCAR announced Tuesday.

NASCAR appeals panel upholds penalties against Penske Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., May 1 (UPI) -- A NASCAR panel Wednesday turned down an appeal from Penske Racing, seeking to overturn stiff penalties assessed to drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
NASCAR slaps Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano with stiff penalties

NASCAR slaps Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano with stiff penalties

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 17 (UPI) -- NASCAR Wednesday imposed substantial penalties on Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano for using illegal car parts.

Donations to buy police, EMS vehicles

DETROIT, March 25 (UPI) -- Detroit business leaders have donated $8 million to buy new 23 new emergency vehicles and 100 police cruisers, Mayor Dave Bing said.

Daily Variety hangs it up

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- The publisher of Hollywood mainstay the Daily Variety said Tuesday would be its last print edition as the newspaper tries to adapt to the digital age.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.
By United Press International
Keselowski nabs Sprint Cup championship

Keselowski nabs Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski corralled his first Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday with a 15th-place finish in the season-ending NASCAR race at Homestead, Fla.

NASCAR reinstates suspended Allmendinger

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger has been reinstated after completing a substance abuse program, the auto racing body announced Tuesday.

Logano to drive Penske's No. 22 Ford

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- NASCAR drive Joey Logano announced Tuesday he will join Penske Racing to drive the No. 22 Ford in the Sprint Cup Series starting next year.

Penske cuts ties with Allmendinger

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Penske Racing said Wednesday it has cut loose driver A.J. Allmendinger, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for substance abuse.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Busch, Penske part ways

Busch, Penske part ways

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch and Penske Racing ended their relationship, a week after the NASCAR driver's verbal blowup after his car broke down, the race team said Monday.
Penske Automotive to buy GM's Saturn

Penske Automotive to buy GM's Saturn

DETROIT, June 5 (UPI) -- Auto dealership owner Roger Penske will purchase the Saturn brand from bankrupt U.S. automaker General Motors Corp., GM said on Friday.
Castroneves wins his 3rd Indianapolis 500

Castroneves wins his 3rd Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (UPI) -- Pole-winner Helio Castroneves won the Indianapolis 500 auto race Sunday for the third time, nearly 2 seconds ahead of Dan Wheldon.
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Roger Penske
2006 Indianapolis 500 Winner Sam Hornish Jr and team owner Roger Penske pose with the Borg Warner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN on May 29, 2006. This was Hornish's first Indy victory and the 14th for Penske as an owner. (UPI Photo/ Mike Bryand)

Roger S. Penske (born February 20, 1937, in Shaker Heights, Ohio) is the owner of the automobile racing team Penske Racing, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive related businesses. A winning racer in the late 1950s, Penske was named 1961's Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Retiring from driving a few years later he created one of the most successful teams in IndyCar Series and NASCAR racing.

He also is one of the corporate directors at General Electric and was chairman of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. He was previously on the board of Home Depot and Delphi Automotive before resigning to chair the Detroit Super Bowl Committee. He is a 1959 graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where he was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Penske's father was a corporate executive for a metal fabrication company and encouraged his son to become an entrepreneur. As a teenager he bought older cars, repaired them and sold them at a profit from his family's home in Cleveland, Ohio. In 10 years, Penske raced and sold about 32 cars.

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