Penske confident with new Indy setup
1 July 2009 – Roger Penske is positive that the new controllers of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will ensure a good future for the venue after the departure of Tony George. With Hulman & Company now in charge of the venue, the team boss is sure that the partnership will sustain a strong future for the venue.
With the concept of the IndyCar Series essentially an idea of Tony George, worries had circulated that the day George departed his post at Indianapolis ramifications for the championship could be triggered.
With new managers W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus in place and a confident reaction from IMS board of directors chairman Mari Hulman George, however, Penske remains unworried by the structure changes. "Those are good and capable people and they represent the family's interest," Roger told the IndyStar. "They've been involved in the discussions before, so it's not like we've got a brand-new cast of characters that we don't know."