Pew rejoins Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian to contest the full 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, sharing the Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 driving duties with co-driver Ozz Negri. Pew took his first IMSA race win in 2008, adding to a list of motorsports accomplishments spread across a wide variety of categories. Pew won the 2012 50th Anniversary running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona for Michael Shank Racing with co-drivers Ozz Negri, AJ Allmendinger, and Justin Wilson.Pew’s motorsports career is a logical extension of his off-shore pursuits, having sailed over 100,000 miles throughout the North Atlantic and North and South Pacific Oceans with his wife Stephanie.
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Official Web Site: johnpewracing.com
Don't let Negri's quiet, humble manner deceive you. He's one of the fastest drivers out there. Negri has scored a podium finish in every season of IMSA competition going back to his first full effort in 2004. With a pedigree that includes rubbing elbows, and sometimes wheels, with guys like Barrichello, Coulthard, and de Ferran, Negri has proven quick in anything he's ever driven.
Negri put in a signature drive to close out the 2006 season, battling through the darkness to hold a bevy of chasers at bay and take his first IMSA victory at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. And as many in the paddock will attest, it isn't just Negri's lightning quick lap times that are impressive, he's also a highly sought-after driver coach, and clearly knows how to get the most out of a race car while making sure there's something in reserve for the finish.
A father of two, Brazilian-born Negri has made his home in Miami. Negri returns to Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian for the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to partner with John Pew in the No. 60 Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 machine.
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Official Web Site: negrijr.com
Though still just a teenager, Matt McMurry already has an impressive racing resume. Not just your average teen, by the time Matt was 15 he had already traveled all over the world and had earned premiere airline status.
Perhaps his biggest racing accomplishment to date came last year when Matt became the youngest driver ever to compete in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans at the age of 16. The upcoming motorsports star has driven everything from Formula Skip Barber to Corvette GT machinery to the high powered prototypes.
The passion for motorsports runs in the family as Matt’s father began racing prototypes in the American Le Mans Series in 2001 and earned six victories. When Matt was just two years old, his parents bought him a PowerWheel for his birthday and the rest, as they say, is history. At the age of 12, Matt was the youngest graduate of the famed Bob Bondurant School of Performance Driving and he has continued to excel no matter the machinery.
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Official Web Site: mattmcmurry.com
Allmendinger returns to Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian in 2015 for his 11th consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona event with the team. He has led laps in each Rolex 24 event and won the 2012 50th Anniversary of the race along with co-drivers Ozz Negri, John Pew, and Justin Wilson.
He is the second-youngest driver to win the Formula Atlantic Championship and after climbing the open-wheel racing ladder and competing in Champ Car for three years, Allmendinger made the transition to stock cars in 2007. He currently competes full time in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition for JTG Daugherty Racing.
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