Meyer Shank Racing announced on Friday at World Wide Technology Raceway that Helio Castroneves who first joined the team for six races in 2021 and took victory in the Indianaplis 500 that year will remain with the team next season having returned to full-time NTT IndyCar Series competition this year alongside Simon Pagenaud.
Speaking about the news, MSR co-owner Mike Shank commented saying:
Keeping Helio onboard wasn’t really a question for us. We’ve built a really strong relationship with him over these last two race seasons. He brings so much to the table, on and off the track. He’s been able to help us grow as a team and we’ve been able to learn from his years of experience. It’s truly a mutually beneficial relationship. And of course he’s a perfect face of the sport and has such an infectious personality, so to have him on our team is an honor.”
Castroneves commented saying:
I’m so excited that myself and Meyer Shank Racing have renewed for 2023. I’m super optimistic for an amazing season because of everything that we have built this season – all the positive data and positive energy. I can’t thank Mike and Jim enough and of course all of our partners. There is no question that we are all super excited to continue this amazing partnership. Simon (Pagenaud) and I are going to do everything we can to finish this season strong, and then have a good start to 2023 and some even better results.”