Roger Penske's son's arrested UPDATE #3 Adding insult to injury for INDYCAR, TMZ calls Jay "the son of NASCAR legend Roger Penske" in its coverage........but since this is not good PR for IndyCar, associating the incident with NASCAR has to make the IndyCar brass smile.
08/09/12 Added cartoon depicting Jay Penske turning and pissing on the woman's shoes. That is hilarious. Would have loved to been there.
08/09/12 And you wonder why Roger Penske is so gray? Besides this incident he has had to deal with off-the-track problems with two of his NASCAR drivers in the past nine months. Kurt Busch was fired after last season for a series of tirades and emotional outbursts, including verbally abusing an ESPN reporter during the 2011 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
|Jay Penske turned full circle and pissed on the woman's shoes|
Penske recently fired AJ Allmendinger, Busch’s replacement, after he failed a NASCAR drug test and was suspended indefinitely. What's a clean cut guy like Roger to do?
08/09/12 Two sons of auto racing mogul Roger Penske were arrested early Thursday morning by island police for an alleged break-in at the Nantucket Yacht Club after two women claimed they had been assaulted in the club's parking lot.
Jay Penske, 33, the CEO of the digital media company PMC who owns the IndyCar racing team Dragon Racing and the web site Deadline.com, along with his brother Mark Penske, 35, were arrested just before 2 a.m. Thursday on South Beach Street.
According to a police report, the incident was initially reported as an assault and battery when two women approached police on Broad Street, claiming they had been assaulted by two men, later identified as the Penske brothers, at the yacht club's parking lot. zzzz
One of the women claimed the Penske brothers were urinating in the parking lot, and that when she confronted Jay Penske, he “turned and continued to urinate on her boots. He then proceeded to grab her arm and push her. (The woman) also states that Mark before he ran away pushed her and they both then ran to the house on Yacht Club property.”
Police claimed they apprehended Jay Penske attempting to run away from the club, and that they found Mark Penske at the employee apartment after he had fallen down the staircase, suffering several cuts on this right arm.
"There were three people living in the apartment and only two saw the suspects enter the house and they got startled when they were confronted," according to the report. The Penskes are not members at the Nantucket Yacht Club, according to staff at the club.
The women later told police they did not wish to press assault and battery charges, according to the report.
The brothers spent the night in the Nantucket Police Department’s lockup facility, and were arraigned Thursday morning on charges of breaking and entering in the nighttime with intent to commit a misdemeanor. Both were released on personal recognizance with pretrial hearings set for Aug. 20.
Their parents, Roger and Kathy Penske, own a waterfront home on Nantucket in Pocomo.
The Penske brothers were not available for comment, according to a person who answered the phone at their parents' home. The Inquirer and Mirror