Roger Penske http://michiganradio.org en Roger Penske's influence on Detroit business http://michiganradio.org/post/roger-penskes-influence-detroit-business <p>It's Thursday which means it's time for our weekly check-in with Detroit News business columnist Dan Howes.</p><p>Today Dan is hearing the roar of Indy cars and the "ca-chink" of money that will be flowing into Detroit with next month's Belle Isle Grand Prix.</p><p>We've talked in recent weeks about Dan Gilbert and what he's doing to re-shape downtown Detroit, and, in turn, pump up Southeast Michigan.</p><p>Today, we focus on someone else who's putting his money where his mouth is, so to speak, in boosting the Detroit area: Roger Penske.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:47:14 +0000 Stateside Staff 12501 at http://michiganradio.org Roger Penske's influence on Detroit business Michigan man on the verge of winning NASCAR's biggest prize http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-man-verge-winning-nascars-biggest-prize <p>Tomorrow, a man from Rochester Hills has a chance to do something no one from the state of Michigan has ever done.</p><p></p><p>28 year old Brad Keselowski is the son, nephew and brother of race car drivers.</p><p>But he’ll have the bragging rights at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, if he becomes the first Michigander to win stock car racing’s biggest prize: the Sprint Cup title.</p><p></p><p>Keselowski currently leads in the NASCAR points standings going into the season’s final race at Homestead, Florida. He only has to place 15th or better to take the NASCAR crown.</p><p></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 9967 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan man on the verge of winning NASCAR's biggest prize It's official: no federal money for Detroit light rail--again http://michiganradio.org/post/its-official-no-federal-money-detroit-light-rail-again <p>A proposed light rail project on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue won’t be getting millions in federal transit dollars—for now.</p><p>U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood awarded the so-called M-1 project a $25 million TIGER grant in 2010. But late last year, LaHood, Governor Snyder, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing decided that money would be better spent on a regional rapid bus system.</p><p>Since then, M-1’s private backers—who have pledged millions toward the 3.4-mile span connecting downtown Detroit and the New Center area—have rallied to re-gain government support for the project.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:22:12 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 7946 at http://michiganradio.org It's official: no federal money for Detroit light rail--again