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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 Luis Torres, Staff Writer The long awaited full-season effort by Meyer Shank Racing and British driver Jack Harvey will finally come into fruition this Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway as he’ll hit the 1.5-mile oval for the first time in his NTT IndyCar Series career. Although there’s some excitement from Harvey, the time period for INDYCAR has been rough as COVID-19 pushed back the championship trail from March 15 at St. Petersburg to now June 6 at Texas. However, the 27-year-old veteran sees the late start as nothing different fromRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the 10th of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Meyer Shank Racing. Coming Wednesday: Team Penske. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network on Sunday,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS— NTT IndyCar Series qualifying on road and street courses can produce some interesting results and Jack Harvey proved that by qualifying third for Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda for Meyer Shank Racing was fourth fastest in the first group of round one of qualifying and set the third fastest time in the second round of knockout qualifying, advancing to the Firestone Fast Six. The twice runner-up in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper TiresRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio— In a near carbon-copy of last year, an Acura NSX GT3 finished behind a Lexus RC F GT3 for the GT Daytona class win in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On a late race restart, Jack Hawksworth navigated his No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus to the inside of Mario Farnbacher’s No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura for the GTD class lead coming to The Keyhole. After the British racer completed the pass, the fight was on for theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – Two years ago in Long Beach, owner Michael Shank and his NTT IndyCar Series driver Jack Harvey struck a deal to run in the Indianapolis 500 as part of an agreement done with Shank and Andretti Autosport, and while his debut didn’t last due to a crash early in the race, the duo have shown consistent pace ever since. Shank described the agreement as a Fernando Alonso deal, where the plan was for him to have Stefan Wilson drive the car, butRead More

Posted On September 2, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Jack Harvey Relishing Chances At Portland

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — In the midst of a partial 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season program, Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey surprised many by nearly advancing out of the first round of qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland and will start 13th. Harvey set a fast lap of 57.9620 seconds (121.983 mph) around the 1.964-mile road course and the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM entry in conjunction with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will have its best start of the season on Sunday. “I think testing so far has goneRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Fans of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have a few “home teams” to root on this weekend in qualifications for the 102nd Indianapolis 500. The 35-car entry list includes a host of regular IndyCar drivers who have competed in WeatherTech Championship races over the years, and a handful of drivers and teams who are active participants in IMSA this year. Leading the way is Helio Castroneves, who got his month of May off to a fantastic start at Mid-Ohio on MayRead More

Posted On May 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Uncategorized

Acura Charges to Second in GT Daytona at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Acura may have won in Prototype but Meyer-Shank Racing nearly made it a two-class victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at their home track, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Based in nearby Pataskala, Ohio, the MSR duo of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente started fourth in their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 and after 45 minutes they were 23 seconds behind the class-leading Lexus. However, after Parente got in for his stint later in the race, the NSX came alive and ParenteRead More
Daytona Beach, Fla. (31 January 2016) – Setting a race-leading pace as the team looked to win a second title at the “World Center of Racing,” Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian delivered an impressive performance in the opening 285 laps of the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona. With new and returning commercial partnerships including Curb Records, Tire Kingdom, Florida Lottery, and Zak Products joining the No. 60 Honda-Ligier effort for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the event was a highly anticipated one for the 2012 RolexRead More