This weekend’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding is not just the start of a new year of racing but it also marks a new chapter for Meyer Shank Racing.

The Ohio-based outfit has a brand new driver line-up with the arrival of 2019 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year Felix Rosenqvist from Arrow McLaren and Tom Blomqvist making his full-time series debut.

Looking ahead to this weekend’s race the drivers said:

Felix Rosenqvist

“I’m super pumped to get the season started! There are a lot of new things going on, but it’s all exciting. We’ve been strong in testing and we’re all ready to see what we can do when it matters. I think we all have been itching to get to the track and get the season started, and now it’s finally here. Let’s go!”

Tom Blomqvist:

“The wait is finally over! It’s finally time to get my first proper INDYCAR weekend started. It’s been nice to have the time to reflect on a couple of INDYCAR outings I did at the end of last season and to figure out what I can do better heading into my first full-season campaign. I haven’t had the track time I would have liked, but that’s all part of the challenge in INDYCAR. I feel as prepared as I can be and I’m just excited to get this season underway. St. Pete looks like such a cool event and I’m just ready to soak up the energy and get after it.”

Team co-owner Mike Shank is stepping away from the timing stands while Helio Castroneves, who became a shareholder in the team over the off-season steps into a race engineer and drover coach role.

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