Roger Penske has created one of the most successful teams in IndyCar and NASCAR racing. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Citation in 1988.
Nomination for the Distinguished Service Citation
The Distinguished Service Citation recognizes men and women who are contributing to the motor vehicle industry, in some significant manner, through either sustained superior performance or a specific important achievement. A recipient is typically actively engaged in or recently retired or deceased from the industry when selected.
Nominees are classified into the following nine industry categories:
- Automobile Clubs, Associations, Advertisers
- Car and Truck Dealers and Distributors
- Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
- Automotive Aftermarket and Service Industry
- Automotive Parts Manufacturers
- Inventors, Engineers, Designers
- Journalists, Historians, Educators
- Trucks and Trucking
Nominees are evaluated with respect to others in the same industry category. Two nominees from each category will be selected by the Awards Committee as finalists. Finalists are evaluated against those from the other categories to determine the most deserving recipients of the total group. Selections are ratified by the Board of Directors of the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Nominees for the Distinguished Service Citation should meet the following General Criteria:
- Have made a meaningful contribution to the development of the automobile, the truck, or the motor vehicle industry.
- Have achieved success in their particular field of automotive endeavor as exemplified by positions of leadership, awards and honors, patents, etc.
- Be recognized as innovative, generally characterized by the "invention" of products, ideas, or concepts.
- Be recognized as a risk-taker, generally characterized by establishing a new direction or developing a position not popular at the time.
- Have made contributions outside the automotive industry, exemplified through community, educational, philanthropic, or government activities.
- Have a long-standing affiliation with the automotive industry.
- Be of high moral character.
Questions or comments concerning the awards program may be sent by email to the Awards Committee.
Please complete this nomination form carefully, making sure to supply information that will satisfy the General Criteria above. Copies of resumes, magazine and newspaper articles, and other reference materials that would assist the Awards Committee in considering the nominee, should be enclosed with the nomination form. An incomplete nomination form or insufficient information can hinder a nominee's chances of selection. Nominations may be made on this form or by letter and sent to:.
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan 48124 USA