Meyer Shank Racing have announced a fulltime programme in IndyCar, starting from 2020, with Jack Harvey at the wheel.
Meyer Shank Racing will take part in a full IndyCar season in 2020, having signed up an impressive roster of partners and sponsors to enable them to race a fulltime programme.
Having taken part in ten races in 2019, Meyer Shank have signed up a sponsorship arrangement with AutoNation and SiriusXM that will allow them to take on a full time season. Having been aligned with Schmidt Peterson for their 2018 and 2019 campaigns, they’ve signed a technical agreement with Andretti Technologies for 2020.
Driving the car will be Jack Harvey, the 26 year old British driver who has driven for the team’s partial campaigns over the last two years.
“This is the moment that we all work so extremely hard for,” said Harvey. “I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to go racing with Meyer Shank Racing, AutoNation and SiriusXM full time. We have shown we can be competitive, and I can’t wait to build on that and get started on another multi-year program with this group. This is the first time in four years I’ll be competing full time, I owe that to Michael (Shank), Jim (Meyer), Marc (Cannon), my manager Bob (Perona) and my family for the support and belief. I’ve never been so excited to go racing.”
Meyer Shank showed promise in 2019, having scored a podium finish with Harvey at the IndyCar Grand Prix in May, while he also scored three other top ten finishes at St. Petersburg, Circuit of the Americas, and Mid-Ohio.
“It’s great that we are able to officially announce our full season effort for the 2020 IndyCar season,” said Meyer Shank co-owner, Jim Meyer. “This team and Mike (Shank) have worked very hard over the last two IndyCar seasons to put us in a position where we can come back full time. It’s also exciting to have both SiriusXM and AutoNation return on board the No. 60; both have been outstanding parties to work with.”
“These last two years we have been taking the season in stride and really learning how to build our program to the point where we can run all 17 races,” said Shank. “This year has been great and Jack (Harvey) has produced some spectacular results for us and we, as a team, are proud to have him back next year. And of course, all of this would not be possible without AutoNation and SiriusXM who have worked side by side with us from the very beginning and they are a big factor in getting our program to where it is right now.
“Of course sticking by Honda was a very important decision to me,” continued Shank. “We have stood by HPD and Honda for many years in both the sports car and IndyCar paddocks and to be able to continue to work with them in 2020 is something I am really grateful for.”