Meyer Shank Racing, one of the fastest-growing NTT IndyCar Series teams announced on Thursday, ahead of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg that three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar Series veteran Helio Castroneves who joins the team on a partial schedule for the 2021 season will compete in the Indianapolis 500 next month as well as the Long Beach Grand Prix, the IMS road course and Portland with sponsorship from long-time Meyer Shank partners AutoNation and Sirius XM serving as co-primary sponsors.
Speaking about today’s announcement, MSR Team co-owner Mike Shank said:
“We’re very excited to have AutoNation and SiriusXM join us on our second entry for the 500. “Both AutoNation and SiriusXM have been an integral part in helping this team grow and we are so thankful that year-after-year, they continue to show their support. There is a lot of excitement about the Acura Grand Prix at Long Beach being the finale this year, and AutoNation is a great fit for that event as well, so we could not be more pleased to make this announcement.”
For three years, both AutoNation and Sirius XM have been involved with the team, and speaking about the new partnership with the No.06 Honda, Marc Cannon, AutoNation Executive Vice President, and Chief Customer Experience Officer commented saying:
MSR and SiriusXM have been great teammates, and continue to grow together. “We can’t wait to take our partnership to the next level with Helio and have him serve as a brand ambassador for our DRV PNK campaign.
Richard Beatty, SiriusXM’s Chief Subscription Revenue Officer commented saying:
”We’re excited to be expanding on our relationship with the Meyer Shank Racing team in 2021. “For the biggest race on the IndyCar calendar, SiriusXM will be showcased on two cars in the field – the No. 60 of Jack Harvey and the No. 06 of Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indy 500 winner. Our subscribers know the value of having SiriusXM along for the ride, and that’s true whether you’re going over 200 mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway or on your everyday drives around town.”