We have an opportunity to show the world that this is a much different place than it was in 1982, the last time we hosted the Super Bowl. A renaissance is taking place in what was a decaying inner city, and I can't wait for the world to see the new Detroit.
"Roger S. Penske" is the owner of the auto racing/automobile racing team Team Penske, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive-related businesses.
Penske also owns the most victories as an owner in the Indianapolis 500; 15 owner victories. A winning racer in the late 1950s, Penske was named 1961's Sports Car Club of America Driver of the Year by Sports Illustrated. After retiring from driving a few years later, he created one of the most successful teams in IndyCar Series and NASCAR racing. He is also known by his nickname of "The Captain".
He also is one of the corporate directors at General Electric and was chairman of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan. He was previously on the board of The Home Depot and Delphi Automotive before resigning to chair the Detroit Super Bowl Committee. He has an estimated net worth of $1.1 billion. He is a 1959 graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he was also a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.More Roger Penske on Wikipedia.
This decision will have a positive impact on our sport for years to come.
We support him 100 percent for the future and we will work with him to be a great driver.
Rusty is a very good businessman; he's not just a race car driver.
You will be the first face many people see. I look forward to showing the world what Detroit is all about.
Having Sam on this team has been tremendous.
We've got a great opportunity here to get everyone focused so the city shines on Super Bowl Sunday and beyond.
There is probably a deeper field than I have seen here in a long time and that's very good.
We had a tough day at the end with Helio in that accident.