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Evolution of a Dynasty

No other team in the history of motor sports has come close to matching Roger Penske’s record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Team Penske has won 18 times in 41 years of competition at the Brickyard, an impressive 44% winning percentage. In addition, the team has scored a win at the fabled Speedway in each of the last four decades. Following is a look at the drivers, cars, and average qualifying speed of the 33-car field in each of the years a Penske driver’s image was added to the historic Borg Warner trophy.

2019 – Simon Pagenaud
Menards Team Penske
Dallara/Chevrolet
229.992 mph

2018 – Will Power
Verizon Team Penske
Dallara/Chevrolet
228.607 mph

2015 – Juan Pablo Montoya
Verizon Team Penske
Dallara/Chevrolet
224.657 mph

2009 – Helio Castroneves
Marlboro Team Penske
Dallara/Honda
222.480 mph

2006 – Sam Hornish Jr.
Marlboro Team Penske
Dallara/Honda
222.688 mph

2003 - Gil de Ferran
Marlboro Team Penske
G-Force/Toyota
227.125 mph

2002 – Helio Castroneves
Marlboro Team Penske
Dallara/Chevrolet
228.468 mph

2001 – Helio Castroneves
Marlboro Team Penske
Dallara/Oldsmobile
223.303 mph

1994 – Al Unser Jr.
Marlboro
Penske Mercedes
223.270 mph

1993 – Emerson Fittipaldi
Marlboro Penske
Chevy Indy V8/C
219.692 mph

1991 – Rick Mears
Marlboro Penske
Chevy 91
218.590 mph

1988 – Rick Mears
Pennzoil Z-7 Penske
PC17/ Chevrolet
210.188 mph

1987 – Al Unser
Cummins Holset
Turbo March 86C/ Cosworth
207.194 mph

1985 – Danny Sullivan
Miller American Special
March 85 C/ Cosworth
204.824 mph

1984 – Rick Mears
Pennzoil Z-7
March 84 C/ Cosworth
203.686 mph

1981 – Bobby Unser
Norton Spirit Penske
PC9B/ Cosworth
191.244 mph

1979 – Rick Mears
Gould Charge Penske
PC6/ Cosworth
186.737 mph

1972 – Mark Donohue
Sunoco Special McLaren
M16B/ Drake Offenhauser
183.655 mph