Indianapolis, Ind. (8 May 2019) – After a thrilling home race at Mid-Ohio for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last weekend that saw the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) Acura take the points lead, the team will now move to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to launch a busy month of May in NTT IndyCar competition. The month will kick off with the team’s first appearance in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on Saturday (live NBCSN 3:00pm ET).
MSR’s expanded 2019 IndyCar schedule will see Jack Harvey take to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on board his No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda IndyCar.
Saturday’s race will mark Harvey’s first appearance in the GP event in IndyCar competition. The Brit has already shown he knows his way around the 2.439-mile circuit in Indy Lights competition, having scored pole and the victory in 2015 as well as taking second and third in the 2014 double-header at the track.
He will arrive at the event with some recent experience on board his No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM IndyCar having posted strong times in a test at the circuit last week.
“I’m excited to get to the Indianapolis GP,” said Harvey. “We tested well last week and I think we’ve been on a good run this season so far. We’re just looking to continue the momentum that we’ve worked hard at to build and carry it forward into this weekend. Hopefully we can start the Month of May off in a really strong way.”
Meyer Shank Racing got the 2019 season off to a quick start with two top ten finishes at St. Petersburg and Long Beach as well as a near Fast 6 Qualifying run at the season opening Streets of St. Petersburg.
“I’m really happy with the progress the entire team has made so far this year and hopefully we can just keep improving on results,” said Mike Shank. “We just need to keep focused because we have seen how incredibly competitive it is in IndyCar. Jack has been working really hard and we’ve seen a huge improvement with him this season. The test went well at the road course last week so we are going to try to keep that momentum going this weekend.”
The INDYCAR Grand Prix will be a short two day weekend with practice and Qualifying on Friday, May 10th (NBCSN 4:30pm ET). The 85 lap Indianapolis GP will go green on Saturday, May 11th at 3:50pm ET with live NBCSN coverage beginning at 3:00pm ET. Listen in all weekend long to IndyCar Radio coverage on SiriusXM channels 209 or online channel 970.