INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves will race for a record fifth Indianapolis five hundred in 2022 with Meyer Shank Racing.
Castroneves, who won his record-tying fourth Indy five hundred in May perhaps, has agreed to a full period trip with Meyer Shank. Castroneves only has a partial program this period with Meyer Shank and has not raced due to the fact he joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his previous mentor at Team Penske, as the only 4-time winners of “The Biggest Spectacle in Racing.” He’s upcoming scheduled to race in August at Nashville.
He’ll travel the No. 06 Honda in 2022.
“I am thrilled to get the chance to go for a fifth Indianapolis five hundred gain, and so thrilled to fight for the IndyCar championship again with a full period of races upcoming calendar year with Meyer Shank Racing,” Castroneves explained.
MSR plans to incorporate a 2nd driver to its 2022 slate. The team will shift on from recent driver Jack Harvey.
“We desire Jack a lot achievement and we know he will go on to be a driver to view,” MSR co-owner Mike Shank explained. “MSR is thrilled to have Helio on the 06 car or truck upcoming period and we’re searching ahead to introducing a driver, who will change heads in the 60 car or truck.”
Castroneves joined the other 4-time Indy five hundred-winning drivers this week for a celebration at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The foursome chatted at a table in the pagoda prior to they flashed their Indy five hundred rings and smiled for the duration of a team photo with the imposing Borg-Warner Trophy on the Brickyard.
Castroneves is also scheduled this period to travel for MSR on the Indianapolis road class, as nicely as at Portland, Laguna Seca and the period finale at Extended Seaside.
The forty six-calendar year-aged Castroneves expended two decades driving for Roger Penske but was moved around to the athletics car or truck method in 2018 and then slice loose after winning the IMSA championship past period prior to Penske folded the team. He stayed hectic this period driving for Tony Stewart’s All-Star Celebrity Racing Encounter.
Castroneves had longed to return for a full-period trip in IndyCar and explained he had a lot remaining in the tank. He’ll get the chance upcoming calendar year to set the Indy five hundred record — and travel for that coveted 1st sequence championship — in 2022.