INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves will race for a report fifth Indianapolis 500 in 2022 with Meyer Shank Racing.
Castroneves, who gained his report-tying fourth Indy 500 in Might, has agreed to a total period journey with Meyer Shank. Castroneves only has a partial timetable this period with Meyer Shank and has not raced given that he joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his former mentor at Team Penske, as the only four-time winners of “The Best Spectacle in Racing.” He’s next scheduled to race in August at Nashville.
He’ll push the No. 06 Honda in 2022.
“I am thrilled to get the chance to go for a fifth Indianapolis 500 gain, and so fired up to fight for the IndyCar championship once more with a total period of races next 12 months with Meyer Shank Racing,” Castroneves mentioned.
MSR ideas to insert a 2nd driver to its 2022 slate. The workforce will move on from latest driver Jack Harvey.
“We would like Jack substantially achievements and we know he will proceed to be a driver to enjoy,” MSR co-proprietor Mike Shank mentioned. “MSR is fired up to have Helio on the 06 car next period and we’re seeking ahead to including a driver, who will flip heads in the 60 car.”
Castroneves joined the other four-time Indy 500-winning drivers this week for a celebration at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The foursome chatted at a table in the pagoda right before they flashed their Indy 500 rings and smiled for the duration of a group photograph with the imposing Borg-Warner Trophy on the Brickyard.
Castroneves is also scheduled this period to push for MSR on the Indianapolis highway program, as well as at Portland, Laguna Seca and the period finale at Extended Seaside.
The 46-12 months-previous Castroneves used two decades driving for Roger Penske but was moved about to the sporting activities car system in 2018 and then minimize unfastened just after winning the IMSA championship previous period right before Penske folded the workforce. He stayed busy this period driving for Tony Stewart’s All-Star Celebrity Racing Expertise.
Castroneves experienced longed to return for a total-period journey in IndyCar and mentioned he experienced a lot still left in the tank. He’ll get the chance next 12 months to established the Indy 500 report — and push for that coveted initial sequence championship — in 2022.