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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30:  (L-R) 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Joey Logano, Team Penske owner Roger Penske and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for a ceremony celebrating Logano's victory on the South Lawn of the White House April 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. Nicknamed 'Sliced Bread,

Roger Penske to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on metro Detroit racing team owner and businessman Roger Penske.

In making the announcement, Trump said he has discussed the award with Penske, 82, and said, "He’s very thrilled to be getting it."

The president didn’t say when he would award the medal or provide any other details.

"He’s a great gentleman," Trump said. "I’ve known him a long time. A very brilliant gentleman."

Detroit Free Press