50 Years Ago Today: Team Penske’s First Win

The Fourth of July weekend generates a myriad of memories and emotions for most Americans. For Team Penske, this weekend marks an historic date in team history. Raceway for the team’s first-ever INDYCAR SERIES win (photo provided by Pocono Raceway). Team Penske’s third INDYCAR season did bring achievement, however, beginning at Pocono. Leading 126 of the 200 laps, Team Penske’s first INDYCAR win is remembered as a dominant performance with a thrilling finish. “Our race teams have certainly come a long way since those early days, but our focus remains the same – winning. Team Penske’s second race win, also with Donohue driving, came 15 days later in the Michigan 200 at Michigan International Speedway. It’s somehow fitting that the team can celebrate the first win of a legendary INDYCAR legacy every year during Fourth of July weekend.

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