PATASKALA, Ohio – Meyer Shank Racing will embark on its first full season of NTT IndyCar Series competition next year after forming a technical partnership with Andretti Technologies.
AutoNation and SiriusXM have both extended their sponsorship agreements with the team, which will see Jack Harvey continue as driver of the No. 60 Honda Indy car next season.
Meyer Shank Racing has run partial NTT IndyCar Series schedules the last two seasons as the organization built towards a full schedule in 2020.
“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 team co-owner Michael SHank 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.”
“It’s great that we are able to officially announce our full season effort for the 2020 IndyCar season,” said Meyer Shank Racing 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.”
Shank said a key reason the team will be able to go full-time next season is the new partnership with Andretti Technologies.
“We feel very strong about our partnership with Andretti Technologies and feel that will be a mutually beneficial program,” said Shank. “Announcing our full season effort is a combination of a ton of work behind the scenes from our sponsors to our individual crew members, and it’s great to finally announce our full season schedule for next year in IndyCar.”
Harvey has played a critical role in bringing the team’s sponsors together and is excited to continue to build the already strong relationships that he has with the Meyer Shank Racing crew, AutoNation and SiriusXM.
“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.”