Meyer Shank Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – “Helio! Helio! Helio!” The Indianapolis Motor Speedway were chanting the name of Helio Castroneves, who won the 105th Indianapolis 500. In one of largest sports gathering since the pandemic, they witnessed history as Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser, and Rick Mears as the only four-time Indy 500 winners. This triumph not only marked the 46-year-old’s first Indy 500 win in 12 years, but Meyer Shank Racing’s maiden INDYCAR victory. The organization that was once solely known for sports cars, showcased they gotRead More
By Kirby Arnold, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – A generation has passed since anyone witnessed a driver win the Indianapolis 500 for the fourth time. The most recent was 1991 when Rick Mears joined A.J. Foyt and Al Unser in the four-timer club.  If that makes you realize you’ve been around a long time, how do you think Helio Castroneves feels?  The 46-year-old won the 500 in 2001, 2002 and 2009, and driving for powerful Team Penske it seemed he not only was speeding toward a fourth victory, five (or more) seemed entirely possible.  He’s still waiting.  In the 11 Indy 500sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Carb Day is the final opportunity for 33 drivers getting their cars well adjusted before Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500. As obvious as it sounds, there’s a wild card that’ll change everyone’s approach. This weekend’s weather conditions will be cooler as a cucumber. All throughout the Month of May, hot conditions was the total norm. Now, temperatures will be in the high 60s. It’s bound to create more grip on the 2.5-mile circuit, thus creating exciting racing. How do the competitors feel about theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – On a hot Saturday at Indianapolis, 35 drivers had the daunting task of trying to put together four solid laps that’ll either get them into the Fast Nine or make the top-30. It’s no easy task as conditions, the luck of the draw and risking everything can dictate how a competitor go about their run. Scott Dixon wasted no time as not only he was the first man to qualify, he literally set the tone. His four-lap average of 231.828 mph was theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Qualifying is crucial for an IndyCar driver’s chances of delivering an outstanding result. More so in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as indicated by outside pole sitter Jack Harvey. Clocking in at 01:00.5709, Harvey wasn’t able to capture that elusive NTT P1 Pole Award during Saturday’s qualifying. Instead, it was his pseudo-teammate Colton Herta (01:00.3210) who went 0.2499 seconds quicker in the Firestone Fast Six. Nonetheless, Harvey was thrilled about starting on the front row for the third time of his career. “IRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Specialists are common ground in the NTT IndyCar Series. Some are simply running a partial schedule because teams are focused with their main drivers or developing their operation. More recently, others are filling in drivers who aren’t keen on running ovals. In this second installment of our previews, we’ll highlight five drivers who’ll compete in specific circuits — Max Chilton, Ed Carpenter, Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan and Pietro Fittipaldi Max Chilton – No. 59 Carlin Chevrolet Age: 29 Years in IndyCar: 5 Best Finish: 4th (2017Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer This upcoming season for the NTT IndyCar Series will have a plethora of stories to be unraveled. Some are looking to make a name for themselves in their new destinations while others are simply determined of making progress. Over the next three weeks, Motorsports Tribune will preview six different group of drivers. The drivers who finished in the top-10 last season will be split into two previews. We’ll also preview this year’s rookie class, drivers with new rides, racing specialists and competitors who look to improve.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Meyer Shank Racing has expanded their IndyCar program and will feature Helio Castroneves for six races in 2021. A three-time Indianapolis 500 champion, Castroneves joins a program that just completed their first full season in the NTT IndyCar Series with Jack Harvey, who is set to continue his role as MSR’s only full-time pilot in the No. 60 Honda for 2021. Castroneves, winner of 30 races and 50 poles in North America’s premier open wheel championship, will drive the No. 06 entry beginning at the HondaRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Arrow McLaren SP confirmed Thursday afternoon that NTT IndyCar Series rookie Oliver Askew won’t be competing in next weekend’s Harvest Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway GP Circuit. The announcement comes after INDYCAR Medical Team deemed Askew unfit to drive after reporting of having balance and coordination issues at Mid-Ohio. With him sitting out, he’ll now have to go through the sanctioning body’s Return to Racing Protocol as he had two significant crashes in a span of a week last month. “This was an incrediblyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Reigning NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden (1:45.5191) captured the pole for Saturday’s REV Group Grand Prix Race at Road America, becoming the first man to win two NTT P1 Pole Awards this season. Newgarden credits the pole to not just his No. 1 Team Penske crew for the amazing turnaround, but also his good luck charm that is known as the PPG livery. “I’m lucky today because I’m driving the PPG car. Every time we run this car, we seem to have luck. Whether it’sRead More