INDIANAPOLIS – The news that 18-time Indianapolis 500 winning car owner Roger Penske was acquiring Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series shocked the motorsports world on Monday morning.
Many members of the industry took to Twitter to share their reaction to the news. We’ve gathered a selection of those reactions here.
That will cure a case of the Monday’s! Big news out of @IMS! Congrats to Roger Penske on what I’m sure is a dream come true, & most importantly thank you to the Hulman-George family for 74 years of passionate commitment to growing motorsport. Excited to see what the future holds!
— James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) November 4, 2019
I cannot think of a better owner than Roger Penske and his corporation to ensure the growth and future of IndyCar. His business acumen and dedication to the sport and passion for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are second to none. High confidence in IndyCar’s bright future.
— Zak Brown (@ZBrownCEO) November 4, 2019
To the Hulman-George family, thank you for taking such great care of such a special place for so long! 🖤🤍🏁
— Ed Carpenter Racing (@ECRIndy) November 4, 2019
— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) November 4, 2019
— Andretti Autosport (@FollowAndretti) November 4, 2019
— Chip Ganassi (@GanassiChip) November 4, 2019
I can’t help but think that our series and @IMS are in great hands. If you know anything about Mr. Penske, it’s that he holds his work to the highest of standards. I have no doubts that we will see @indycar and the Indy 500 rise to new heights. pic.twitter.com/3VJ0oX4uDX
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) November 4, 2019
— Marco Andretti (@MarcoAndretti) November 4, 2019
Incredible news. Great for INDYCAR and for Motorsports in general. https://t.co/mRhVLDgzEq
— Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) November 4, 2019
— Pippa Mann (@PippaMann) November 4, 2019
— Josef Newgarden (@josefnewgarden) November 5, 2019
Big news today re @IMS @IndyCar . I want to thank the Hulman-George family for everything they’ve done over the years, creating something unique that’s loved by so many. For the future of the sport I couldn’t think of anyone better then Roger Penske and his organisation to lead.
— Marcus Ericsson (@Ericsson_Marcus) November 5, 2019