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Statements From Roger Penske And Mark Miles Following The Death Of Kevin Kalkhoven

Roger Penske has issued a statement following the news on Tuesday of the death of former NTT IndyCar Series team owner Kevin Kalkhoven.

Motorsports has lost one of its true leaders. Kevin Kalkhoven had a great passion for open-wheel racing, and his vision and support helped guide the sport through some turbulent times. As a leader of the Champ Car World Series, Cosworth Engineering and the KV Racing Technology team, Kevin had an incredible impact on INDYCAR. Our thoughts are with the Kalkhoven family and Kevin’s many friends and colleagues that are coping with his loss.”

Mark Miles, President and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corporation commented saying:

I met Kevin in 2013, and we quickly developed a personal friendship and a lot of common ground in racing. In many ways, winning that year’s Indianapolis 500 with Tony Kanaan must have been the highlight of his racing life. I’m sure he didn’t come back down to earth for many months. Kevin was a colorful, forceful personality who constantly brought new ideas to the table in an effort to grow the sport. I will miss him.

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Former IndyCar Team Owner Kalkhoven Dies

Former NTT IndyCar Series team owner Kevin Kalkhoven has died at the age of 77 following a short illness it was announced on Tuesday.

Kalkhoven ran the KVSH Racing team and won the Indianapolis 500 with Tony Kanaan in 2013 with Tony Kanaan. In a statement on their Twitter feed Cosworth said:

The Detroit Grand Prix tweeted:

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented on the sad news saying: