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Meyer Shank Racing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

United States Meyer Shank Racing
Founded1989
Founder(s)Michael Shank
BaseColumbus, Ohio, United States
Team principal(s)Michael Shank
Jim Meyer
Jackie Heinricher[1]
Current seriesIndyCar Series
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Former seriesAtlantic Championship
Rolex Sports Car Series
Teams'
Championships
WeatherTech SportsCar:
GTD 2019
Drivers'
Championships
Atlantic Championship:
C2-Class 1996: Michael Shank
WeatherTech SportsCar:
GTD 2019: Mario Farnbacher & Trent Hindman

Meyer Shank Racing[2] (formerly Michael Shank Racing) is an American racing team, currently competing in the NTT IndyCar Series and WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

History

Atlantic Championship

Michael Shank as an owner of Michael Shank Racing, he was car owner for Sam Hornish, Jr. when he won the 1999 Formula Atlantic series Rookie of the Year title. Shank has been twice named Formula Atlantic Team Owner of the Year.

Grand-Am

In 2004, Michael Shank Racing entered the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype class with drivers Oswaldo Negri Jr. and Burt Frisselle, finishing 12th in the drivers classification.

In 2006, his car, driven by Justin Wilson, A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, finished in 2nd position overall and in the Daytona Prototype class in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona[3] and won in 2006 at Miller Motorsports Park.[4] The team finished 8th in points in both 2006 and 2007, with John Pew becoming Negri's co-driver.

In 2008 the team finished 10th, winning the first race held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park[5] and the last race of the season on Miller Motorsports Park.[6]

The finished 8th in points in 2009 and 10th in 2010.

In 2011 the team improved to sixth place overall.

Michael Shank Racing won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012 with A. J. Allmendinger, Justin Wilson, John Pew and Oswaldo Negri as the team's drivers.[7][8]

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

In 2014 Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series merged to form the United SportsCar Championship. Michael Shank Racing ran a single Riley Ford Ecoboost DP with drivers John Pew and Oswaldo Negri. In 2015 and 2016 the team entered a Ligier JS P2-HPD, claiming wins at Laguna Seca[9] and Petit Le Mans[10] in 2016.

The team switched to the GT Daytona class in 2017 and entered two factory-backed Acura NSX with drivers Oswaldo Negri Jr., Jeff Segal, Andy Lally and Katherine Legge, and wins two races in Belle Isle[11] and Watkins Glen.[12] Michael Shank Racing wins two races in 2018 in Belle Isle and Laguna Seca, finishing the season in second place overall.

In the 2019 season, having only one victory at Watkins Glen[13] and four times finishing in 2nd place, he won the GT Daytona group title through drivers Mario Farnbacher and Trent Hindman.[14]

IndyCar

The team purchased a 2012 Dallara IndyCar, with the goal of adding a full-time IndyCar program in 2012 while continuing its Grand-Am programs.[15]

The original intention for the IndyCar program was to run under the name "MSR Indy", with A. J. Allmendinger and Brian Bailey as co-owners.[16]

The 2012 program was intended to use the Lotus engines (later revealed to be uncompetitive) and field Jay Howard for the 2012 Indianapolis 500, however, despite having full sponsorship from Jim Beam, the failure to secure a competitive engine lease kept it from doing so.

Michael Shank Racing announced that it had sold its Dallara chassis to Sam Schmidt Motorsports in February 2013 and declared its intention to collaborate with another team on a 2013 Indianapolis 500 entry. No such program was finalized in time for the race.

For the 2017 Indianapolis 500, the team partnered with Andretti Autosport for an entry driven by Jack Harvey.[17]

In the 2018 IndyCar Series, in a partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, the team entered Jack Harvey in 6 events, including the 2018 Indianapolis 500, and in 2019 in 10 races, obtaining the first podium, the 3rd place in the IndyCar Grand Prix.

On October 2, 2020, it was announced that Liberty Media's Formula One Group was making a minority equity investment in the team.[18]

Racing results

IndyCar Series

(key)

Year Chassis Engine Drivers No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pos. Pts.
Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport
2017 STP LBH ALA PHX IMS INDY DET DET TEX ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GAT WGL SNM
Dallara DW12 Honda HI17TT V6t United Kingdom Jack Harvey  R  50 31 28th 57
Meyer Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2018 STP PHX LBH ALA IMS INDY DET DET TEX ROA IOW TOR MDO POC GAT POR SNM
Dallara DW12 Honda HI18TT V6t United Kingdom Jack Harvey  R  60 23 12 16 20 16 17 24th 103
Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
2019 STP COA ALA LBH IMS INDY DET DET TEX ROA TOR IOW MDO POC GAT POR LAG
Dallara DW12 Honda HI19TT V6t United Kingdom Jack Harvey 60 10 10 13 22 3 21 15 10 19 19 21st 186
Meyer Shank Racing
2020 TEX IMS ROA IOW INDY GTW MDO IMS STP
Dallara DW12 Honda HI20TT V6t United Kingdom Jack Harvey 60 16 17 23 17 7 7 9 11 13 7 12 8 6 19 15th 288

* Season still in progress

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wins

# Season Date Classes Track / Race No. Winning Drivers Chassis Engine
1 2016 May 1 Prototype Laguna Seca 60 Brazil Oswaldo Negri, Jr. / United States John Pew Ligier JS P2 Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo
2 October 1 Prototype Road Atlanta 60 Brazil Oswaldo Negri, Jr. / United States John Pew / France Olivier Pla Ligier JS P2 Honda HR35TT 3.5 L V6 Turbo

References

  1. ^ meyershankracing.com http://www.michaelshankracing.com/index.php/team-bios/. Retrieved October 2, 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ MEYER SHANK RACING. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  3. ^ 2006 Daytona 24 Hours. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Michael Shank Racing wins Discount Tire Sunchaser 9-Hour Win powers Lexus to Manufacturer Championship title as Patterson secures Jim Trueman Award (Tooele, UT) 2 September 06--Michael Shank Racing won the Discount Tire Sunchaser at Miller .... Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  5. ^ MSR wins New Jersey.. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  6. ^ Michael Shank Racing a Winner at Miller Motorsports Park. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  7. ^ Michael Shank Racing win Daytona 24. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  8. ^ MICHAEL SHANK RACING CAPTURES HISTORIC 50TH ANNIVERSARY ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  9. ^ IMSA - MICHAEL SHANK RACING WIN AT LAGUNA SECA WITH THE LIGIER HPD. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Petit Le Mans results: Michael Shank Racing, Honda win the race. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  11. ^ Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Team Wins Detroit Grand Prix Sprint Run. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Wins the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen with Acura NSX GT3. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  13. ^ Meyer Shank Racing Wins Watkins Glen with Acura. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  14. ^ Farnbacher, Hindman Confirmed in MSR Acura for Full Season. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 17, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ Smith, Luke (April 12, 2017). "Shank will finally take part in Indy 500 with Harvey, Andretti | MotorSportsTalk". Motorsports.nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  18. ^ http://www.michaelshankracing.com/index.php/2020/10/02/meyer-shank-racing-announces-investment-by-formula-one-group/. Retrieved October 2, 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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