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Roger Penske buying IndyCar is like LeBron James buying the NBA

The most stunning part of it all? The one photograph.

Don't get me wrong. There was plenty of stunning to go around on Monday morning. As the American motorsports world boarded various aircraft to return home from Fort Worth, Austin and Las Vegas and the huge late-season NASCAR, Formula One and NHRA events held in those cities, every row on every plane emitted gasps as their social media timelines filled with the news.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series is being purchased by Roger Penske.

This isn't a retired Michael Jordan buying the Charlotte Hornets.