The anticipation has been building, and Meyer Shank Racing is ready to embark on the Fourth of July race weekend in a big way. After years of developing its racing programs on both the sports car and IndyCar side, the Fourth of July weekend will see the team race at two legendary tracks—on the same day.
The Ohio-based team will enter its first double-header race weekend with the INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IMSA WeatherTech 240 at Daytona.
The double-race day marks another significant step for the Ohio-based organization, which is fielding its first-ever full season IndyCar campaign in parallel with its IMSA WeatherTech Championship-defending two-car Acura NSX GTD campaign.
Nearly 30 full time employees and two separate crews support a total of five drivers for the 2020 season-long IndyCar and IMSA programs under the MSR banner. While both programs run independently, there is just one overlap between the two programs— team co-owner Mike Shank.
Shank will attend the INDYCAR GMR Grand Prix where he will call the race for Jack Harvey, and then will fly to Daytona shortly after the checkered flag falls in Indianapolis to call the IMSA race for the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.
Meyer Shank Racing IMSA Driver Quotes:
Mario Farnbacher, No. 86 Acura NSX GT3
“I’m pretty happy to go back racing again. I arrived to the States on Monday June 15th for the two weeks of quarantine. I’m feeling really good and super healthy, I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of the Acura NSX GT3 with Matt (McMurry) and Meyer Shank Racing. It’s like we’ve had a second off season and I’ve definitely been going through some racing withdrawals. I’m super happy to be back and to represent HPD, MSR, and Acura in Daytona. Hopefully we’ll have some redemption after not having the best Rolex 24.”
Matt McMurry, No. 86 Acura NSX GT3
“It’s almost time to get back to racing. Time for everybody to shake off the cobwebs and get back on track. I’m very excited to get back in the car after such a long break. A sprint race at Daytona in the middle of summer is definitely going to be interesting. I’m curious to see how the heat and sprint format shake things up, but overall it will be great to get back with the team and get back with Mario to go racing.”
Source. Sunday Group