Penske’s famous double
Logano’s achievement capped another remarkable year for Roger Penske, who at 85 has yet another landmark to add to his incredible tally as American motorsport’s most famous team owner. Will Power won his second IndyCar crown for Team Penske this year, and now this.
“I think we’ve tried it for 31 years, so it’s about time,” said Penske of the team double. “What a special weekend for us.
“Joey did a great job. For us to have two championships in the same year – that’s what we’re here for, that’s the goal we have every year. I think we’ve been close, but we got it this year. I hate to say one is better than the other, but put them all together, they’re all first place as far as I’m concerned. The momentum it gives not only the race team, but the 70,000 people that are in our company… because they’re all watching.”
The two championships complete an unforgettable 2022 for the Penske organisation. It began with Logano’s victory in the inaugural Busch Light Clash at LA’s Roman-esque Coliseum and was followed in short order by rookie Austin Cindric’s Daytona 500 victory. In all, Penske’s three NASCAR drivers scored five wins across the season, with nine victories shared by three drivers in IndyCar.
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