Meyer Shank Racing NTT IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud will compete in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona for MSR’s endurance race.
Speaking following the announcement, Pagenaud said:
“I love starting the year with one of the biggest challenges of the year in the 24 Hour At Daytona. “It’s a race I came close to winning many times, just like the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the past. I am looking forward to racing with my new team MSR in endurance racing which is my roots and I have a very deep love for this series while reuniting with the Acura once again and my friends at HPD. With Oliver, Tom and Helio we will be a strong lineup and hopefully we can give AutoNation and SiriusXM a victory to start off the year.”
The 60th running of the Rolex 24 Hours takes place on January 29. Speaking about the news, team owner Mike Shank said:
We’re really excited to have Simon join the team for the Rolex 24. “The first step was having him be a part of our full-season lineup in INDYCAR and it just made sense to put him in the Acura for Daytona. He knows the car well and has worked with Helio previously, so he’s been a big asset to the team so far. With the lineup that we have I think that we have a chance to fight for a win in just a few weeks.”
The Rolex 24 Hours takes place approximately four weeks ahead of the start of the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.