Home  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Barn Finds > ChampCar World Series

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3 Feb 2001, 17:49 (Ref:62275)   #1
bobdrummond
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location:
Bristol, UK
Posts: 235
bobdrummond should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I'm in the middle of reading Mark Donohue's book "The Unfair Advantage". His is a story in which Roger Penske plays a huge part. Reading about their racing exploits in Can-Am & Trans-Am, etc, I must ask; Has Roger Penske ever done anything by halves??
bobdrummond is offline  
Old 4 Feb 2001, 22:03 (Ref:62488)   #2
Liz
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,451
Liz should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridLiz should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I have heard that his motto is "Take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
Liz is offline  
Old 4 Feb 2001, 22:33 (Ref:62499)   #3
bobdrummond
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location:
Bristol, UK
Posts: 235
bobdrummond should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Another penske motto, which I've told myself lots of times is;


'Effort equals results'
bobdrummond is offline  
Old 5 Feb 2001, 03:01 (Ref:62522)   #4
enzo
Racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location:
Indy,IN,USA
Posts: 272
enzo should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I,ve known Roger since his Can Am days when I first got a ride around Watkins Glen with Donahue. Everything that Roger does is done as professionally as possible, with a lot of analysis beforehand. EVERYTHING is planned out to the minutest detail possible, and then executed witha boyish enthusiasm.

The one area that he lacks in is Series promotion, but I suspect that is largely due to the era in which he spent his formative years. In the 60's and '70's, race promotion was solely the province of the race promoter - the team leaders only had to concern themselves with promotion of their team. Unfortunately, it shows in how badly CART is currently promoted.

If RP had been born & raised in England instead of the States, he would probably have multiple F1 championships under his belt, and be second in F1 pwer only to Bernie.
enzo is offline  
Old 5 Feb 2001, 20:15 (Ref:62682)   #5
bobdrummond
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location:
Bristol, UK
Posts: 235
bobdrummond should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
When I went to the Gateway race last year, one of the things that struck me was, compared to the poor promotion of the race downtown, Team Penske put on a great show, with several cars on show around the track and many billboards & hoardings
bobdrummond is offline  
Old 6 Feb 2001, 23:34 (Ref:62971)   #6
Liz
Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 12,451
Liz should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridLiz should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Well, then, I'm puzzled as to why he's doing essentially Naught, Zip, Zero, Nada to promote the fact that Gil won the Championship...and apparently not licensing anyone else to promote him either.

Why do you think this is?
Liz is offline  
Old 7 Feb 2001, 16:17 (Ref:63177)   #7
KC
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
United States
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,762
KC should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridKC should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Roger Penske has proven time and again that he is a true captain of industry in motor racing and other business. However, Liz is correct about his lack of promotion of the team and the series. Why are there no commercials for the FedEx CART series on ESPN/ABC Sports? Why are there no ads pimping the upcoming events this season that we have all (well North American fans) seen for NASCAR on NBC and Fox? Why haven't the teams and sponsors been promoting themselves?
KC is offline  
Old 7 Feb 2001, 17:48 (Ref:63182)   #8
bobdrummond
Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location:
Bristol, UK
Posts: 235
bobdrummond should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
It says a lot that probably the series' best promoter is David Letterman.
bobdrummond is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roger who? simon c Sportscar & GT Racing 20 28 May 2004 21:03
Roger Penske Question TedN ChampCar World Series 17 30 Nov 2003 04:17
Is Roger Penske buying CART shares? (Elkhart Lake grapevine) Muzza ChampCar World Series 12 18 Jul 2002 10:35
Roger Moen Interview Invincible Touring Car Racing 2 21 Aug 2001 20:37


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:23.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2021 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2021-2022 Grant MacDonald. All Rights Reserved.