Castroneves misplaced his full-time Crew Penske IndyCar experience in 2017, as he switched throughout to the Acura Crew Penske program in IMSA, culminating within the 2020 drivers’ championship.
Nonetheless, following the top of that venture, he was minimize free by Penske after 21 years and signed for six races within the second MSR automotive alongside the group’s full-timer Harvey in 2021.
Within the first of those, the 105th Operating 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 will likely be campaigned by an as-yet unnamed alternative.
Helio Castroneves, Meyer Shank Racing Honda
Photograph by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images
“I’m thrilled to get the prospect to go for a fifth Indianapolis 500 win, and so excited to combat for the IndyCar championship once more with a full season of races subsequent 12 months with Meyer Shank Racing,” stated Castroneves who will make his second begin with the group in Nashville.
“Mike (Shank) and Jim (Meyer) have developed some unimaginable sponsorships with AutoNation and SiriusXM, and having that assist is crucial.
“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 will likely be introduced quickly.”
Harvey bagged the group’s first podium on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway highway course again in 2019 and is an everyday Firestone Quick Six contender in qualifying. However he has been struck by numerous 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 look at,” stated MSR co-owner, Mike Shank. “MSR is happy to have Helio within the #06 automotive subsequent season and we’re trying 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 increase to 2 full-season entries for subsequent 12 months. My companion Jim Meyer and I’ve completed this in a means that is sensible for us.
“I’m very excited to have Helio onboard for the 2022 season and I feel there will likely be numerous pleasure round our second driver once we make that announcement as nicely.”