Meyer Shank Racing head into the 2022 NTT IndyCar Series season which gets underway with the Firestone Grand Prix presented by RP Funding on the streets of St Petersburg looking to convert their testing momentum into a solid result that they can build.
The team has gone through some big changes over the off-season with the addition of a second car and two new drivers with IndyCar Series veterans Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves competing full-time for the team.
Castroneves who returns to full-time IndyCar Series competition this season is entering his 13th Grand Prix of St Petersburg while Pagenaud makes his 11th St Pete start and returns to Honda power this season for the first time since 2014.
Looking ahead to this weekend’s race, team owner Mike Shank says:
I think everyone at MSR is eager to get this year started. Having Simon and Helio on board this year really puts us at that level of competition that we have been building over the last few years. We’ve proved that we can be competitive and now we just need to continue that momentum into 2022.
Helio Castroneves driver of the No.06 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda is looking forward to this weekend’s race saying:
“I’m looking forward to St. Pete for several reasons. I’m going back to a race where I had a great time and it’s a place that I’ve had success at. This year is going to be a big year for not only myself but for Meyer Shank Racing. We’ve proved that we work well together in the few races we did last year, but now we come back for the full-season and it’s time to really focus on getting results every weekend.”
Simon Pagenaud driver of the No.60 AutoNation Sirius XM Honda is looking forward to working with his new team at MSR.
“First off, I am looking forward to working with my new team. I think there has been a lot of hype on our side of things to know where we stack up. But most importantly, it’s about extracting the best out of whatever situations we are in and then see where we end up. I’m just looking forward to starting my new adventure with MSR, Mike Shank and Jim Meyer and I want to represent them the best way that I can.”