The Road Racing Drivers Club will honor Roger Penske at an April 14 banquet in Long Beach, Calif.
"There is no one in this sport who's better known for his high standards of car preparation, presentation and development than Roger Penske," said Bobby Rahal, the club's president. "He set the bar high early on for his competitors, and many are still trying to reach those heights."
Penske began racing in 1958 and retired in 1965 to focus on Penske Corp., now a multibillion-dollar business, and Penske Racing. Penske Automotive Group Inc. is the nation's second-largest dealership group.