Detroit businessman Roger Penske was awarded on Thursday the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Donald Trump presented Penske with the honor at a White House ceremony.
The chair of the auto sales and logistics company Penske Corp. is a former professional auto racer known for sponsoring champions in the sport.
The award is the highest civilian honor and is given to those the president deems to have contributed to the national interest, world peace or with other cultural, private or public endeavors. Trump’s best-known recipient is perhaps golfer Tiger Woods.