Michael Shank Racing Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After running six races in the 2018 NTT IndyCar Series, Meyer Shank Racing announced an expansion to their IndyCar plans for 2019 with driver Jack Harvey. The No. 60 AutoNation Sirius/XM Honda will contest the first six races of the 2019 IndyCar schedule at St. Petersburg, Circuit of the Americas, Long Beach, Barber Motorsports Park, the the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and the 103rd Indianapolis 500. The team’s season will continue with the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America in late June followed by theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While we’ve only had two races thus far in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and there’s still a long way to go, we’ve already passed the halfway point in terms of point-scoring opportunities toward the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The Patrón Endurance Cup recognizes the top performers in the four endurance races on the WeatherTech Championship schedule, January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – which was run lastRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the run up to the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, driver Katherine Legge unveiled plans to participate in a triathlon at Daytona International Speedway in December as part of an all-female team of triathletes known as “Team LC.” The “LC” stands for champion triathlete Leanda Cave, the first woman to win both the Ironman Triathlon and the Ironman 70.3 world championship in the same year. Cave founded Team LC in 2016 with the missionRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts offered no shortage of intriguing storylines throughout the race. In reflecting on last Saturday’s one lap around the clock, the intrigue will continue as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship shifts from the endurance racing format to the sprint mindset for the next several events. Here are five key takeaways from an outstanding race at Sebring: 1. Mazda Team Joest is a Contender When the announcement was made in theRead More
By Josh Farmer, Contributing Writer With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s). Team: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Driver: Sage Karam What happened Last Year: DRR paired up with young American Sage Karam for the third time. Unable to replicate their near come-from-behind run in 2016, Karam struggled muchRead More
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports unveiled today, from Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis alongside 100 lucky fans, the three Dallara-Honda Indy cars of James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens and Jack Harvey in their 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season liveries. The three Honda-powered cars maintain the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ signature chrome design which debuted on the No. 5 and No. 7 entries last season. Hinchcliffe will remain in the No. 5 Arrow Electronics Honda with a slightly revamped gold chrome livery from the previous three seasons. Wickens will make his St. Pete debutRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer At a press conference at the 2017 Performance Racing Industry Show, Michael Shank Racing announced a multi-year partnership with Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Without a budget for a full season, Harvey will be racing six races in the 2018 season including the streets of St. Petersburg, the streets of Long Beach and the 102nd Indianapolis 500 plus three other races with more to be added if funding can be found. “This is a long term deal for three yearsRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Sunday is Pole Day for the 101st Indianapolis 500 and here we will have live web coverage of qualifications as we did Saturday. The No. 18 car now driven by James Davison will start 33rd. No. 40 Zach Veach for AJ Foyt Racing Lap 1: 223.913 mph Lap 2: 221.464 mph Lap 3: 222.000 mph Lap 4: 217.064 mph Average: 221.081 mph No. 63 Pippa Mann for Dale Coyne Racing Lap 1: 225.542 mph Lap 2: 224.875 mph Lap 3: 224.831 mphRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana- Jack Harvey’s first go in the Verizon IndyCar Series has gone about like his journey to get there. Tough.  The two-time runner up of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires in 2014 and 2015, Harvey’s $75,000 check he received at the Mazda Road to Indy banquet in September 2015 was nowhere near enough to secure him an IndyCar ride. How was the journey from September 2015 to this year, finally getting a ride in the Indianapolis 500? “Terrible. It’s anRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The sizable group of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona got their chance to get used to their rides during this past weekend’s Roar Before the 24. Spencer Pigot found himself on the top of the IndyCar contingent in the Daytona Prototype International class. Pigot along with Mazda teammates Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito logged the second quickest lap of the weekend at 1 minute 38.363 seconds around the 3.56-mile road course in their new Mazda RT24-P prototype.. The wereRead More