Castroneves misplaced his full-time Workforce Penske IndyCar journey in 2017, as he switched throughout to the Acura Workforce Penske program in IMSA, culminating within the 2020 drivers’ championship.
Nevertheless, following the tip of that venture, he was lower free by Penske after 21 years and signed for six races within the second MSR automotive alongside the workforce’s full-timer Harvey in 2021.
Within the first of those, the 105th Working of the Indianapolis 500, Castroneves famously triumphed and have become the race’s fourth four-time winner – and scored Meyer Shank’s first IndyCar win.
At the moment, MSR introduced that Castroneves will return for a full season in 2022 within the #06 automotive whereas the #60 entry hitherto raced by Harvey shall be campaigned by an as-yet unnamed alternative.
Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing Honda
Picture by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images
“I’m thrilled to get the possibility to go for a fifth Indianapolis 500 win, and so excited to struggle for the IndyCar championship once more with a full season of races subsequent 12 months with Meyer Shank Racing,” mentioned Castroneves who will make his second begin with the workforce in Nashville.
“Mike (Shank) and Jim (Meyer) have developed some unimaginable sponsorships with AutoNation and SiriusXM, and having that help is vital.
“I’ve been lacking racing in IndyCar full-time a lot! So I can not wait to get a head begin on subsequent 12 months with some sturdy races to complete this season.”
MSR described itself as “excited to proceed its relationship with long-time sponsors AutoNation and SiriusXM, and to welcome a dynamic new driver, who shall be introduced quickly.”
Harvey bagged the workforce’s first podium on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course again in 2019 and is a daily Firestone Quick Six contender in qualifying. However he has been struck by lots of dangerous luck during the last season-and-a-half of racing.
“We want Jack a lot success and we all know he’ll proceed to be a driver to observe,” mentioned MSR co-owner, Mike Shank. “MSR is worked up to have Helio within the #06 automotive subsequent season and we’re wanting ahead to including a driver, who will flip heads within the #60 automotive.”
Shank, whose new 43,00zero sq. ft. store relies in Pataskala, Ohio, added: “There are such a lot of folks round us which have given us the chance to develop to 2 full-season entries for subsequent 12 months. My associate Jim Meyer and I’ve executed this in a means that is smart for us.
“I’m very excited to have Helio onboard for the 2022 season and I feel there shall be lots of pleasure round our second driver once we make that announcement as effectively.”