Roger Penske is an American businessman. He is the founder of Penske Corporation. Penske is the owner of Team Penske. He was a racer in the 1950s. Penske was declared the 'Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year' by Sports illustrated . Penske is popularly known as "The Captain".
Penske was born on February 20, 1937 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States. His father was a corporate executive in a metal fabrication company. During his teenage, Penske used to buy old cars, repair them and resell them to make a profit. He played football in his school years, but an accident shattered his ankle. He got involved in automobile racing during his college years.