Roger Penske was in downtown Detroit on Thursday night for a ceremony as one of the inductees to the Automotive Hall of Fame. Also inducted were former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, Tata Sons founder Ratan Tata, and Elwood Haynes, co-founder of the Haynes-Apperson Automobile Company.

It's been another eventful year for Penske, the winning owner at the Indianapolis 500 with driver Juan Pablo Montoya and the Daytona 500 with Joey Logano. Montoya leads the IndyCar standings by 42 points.

This weekend offers something of a rarity — a chance to accomplish something he's never done before. Penske has never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard, in stark contrast to his 16 Indy 500 victories.

The Brickyard 400 is Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.