Harvey welcomes new teammate

Jack Harvey will return for his second full-season behind the wheel for Meyer Shank Racing, it has been announced.

Jack Harveys. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) 775476102
Jack Harveys. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) 775476102

And the Bassingham driver will have a new teammate as Helio Castroneves has signed with the team.

Ready to contest his second full-season IndyCar campaign, Harvey is eager to build on the results and pace that he has shown over the last four IndyCar seasons.

Having scored his first IndyCar podium in 2019 and two front row starts in 2020, Harvey plans to go for overall wins this coming season.

“I’m really excited to build on the progress that we made this year and bring that into 2021,” he said.

“We’ve had so much potential, but had such bad luck in so many of the races this year that I’m just excited to start fresh. I’m confident that next year we can push for some podiums and race wins based off of the pace that we had this year.

“Having Helio, he will be a fantastic addition to the team. He’s a three-time Indy 500 winner and he’s a living legend really, so it’s pretty great that I will get to work with him and be teammates with someone who has that level of experience.

“I see this as a way to strengthen the team. I’m excited to get going again and 2021 cannot come soon enough.”

Castroneves will run six races next year - the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, the 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course (August 14), The Grand Prix of Portland and the season-ending race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

“We’re really excited to have Helio come onboard with us next year,” said team owner Mike Shank. “The idea to start off with six races for the second IndyCar was another strategic plan.”