NTT IndyCar Series team owner Michael Shank says although he would have loved to compete in the Indianapolis 500 as a driver getting the opportunity to compete as a team owner is exciting. In 2017, Shank made his debut in the Indianapolis 500 as a team owner in partnership with Andretti Autosport with Jack Harvey in the car.
The NTT IndyCar Series launched a new initiative on Wednesday, called One Drive To Get Back On Track with Jack Harvey and Meyer Shank Racing the first to give fans a behind the scenes look at their team which will continue for the Month of May with different teams each day.
Speaking about the Indianapolis 500 as a team owner Shank said:
My very first experience with IMS and the 500 was back in the late 70’s/80’s and I always listened to the radio broadcasts from the speedway. I got the Indy Star for the month of May. Every year the Star let people subscribe just for the month and I LOVED reading all the stories from May. In 2012, we were asked Grand-Am to do a feasibility test at IMS to see how the DP’s would do the road course and all the years of waiting to have my team race at IMS came true. Still to this day I love staying at the track when we are there. I always stay every night during May.
Meyer Shank Racing teamed up with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in 2019 for a partial IndyCar programme in 2019 and at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis last May the team took a podium finish with Jack Harvey.
The team will make their full time NTT IndyCar Series debut next month with the Genesys 600 at Texas Motor Speedway with Jack Harvey in the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda.