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Testing begins with Indianapolis 500 winning team owner Michael Shank

January 11, 2021

It’s Season 2 Ep. 2 in 2022 for Pit Pass Indy as we speed ahead into the new year of IndyCar action.

Our special guest on the second episode of Season 2 is Michael Shank, the winning team owner in the 105th Indianapolis 500. Last May, Shank’s driver, Helio Castroneves, became just the fourth driver to win the Indy 500 four times in his career.

Shank, along with co-owner Jim Meyer, enter the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with two, full-time entries this season. Castroneves returns to full-time INDYCAR duty for the first time since 2017, when he finished fourth in the standings at Team Penske. He is reunited with former Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, who moved over to Meyer-Shank Racing during the offseason.

Both drivers tested at Sebring Raceway on Monday, January 10 as team testing is underway. Later this month, Castroneves and Pagenaud will park their Indy cars and climb into Meyer-Shank Racing’s Acura DPi racing machines to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona IMSA Sports Car classic January 29-30 at Daytona International Raceway.

Pagenaud will join full-time drivers Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist along with the team’s endurance race driver, Castroneves.

Pit Pass Indy show host Bruce Martin interviewed Shank from a windy Sebring Raceway Monday evening to cover a wide range of topics.

For more INDYCAR coverage, follow Bruce Martin at Twitter at @BruceMartin_500

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