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Castroneves to chase 5th Indy 500 with MSR

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INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves will race for a document fifth Indianapolis five hundred in 2022...

INDIANAPOLIS — Helio Castroneves will race for a document fifth Indianapolis five hundred in 2022 with Meyer Shank Racing.

Castroneves, who gained his document-tying fourth Indy five hundred in May possibly, has agreed to a comprehensive time journey with Meyer Shank. Castroneves only has a partial timetable this time with Meyer Shank and has not raced because he joined A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his previous mentor at Crew Penske, as the only 4-time winners of “The Best Spectacle in Racing.” He’s next scheduled to race in August at Nashville.

He’ll travel the No. 06 Honda in 2022.

“I am thrilled to get the prospect to go for a fifth Indianapolis five hundred acquire, and so enthusiastic to battle for the IndyCar championship yet again with a comprehensive time of races next yr with Meyer Shank Racing,” Castroneves stated.

MSR plans to insert a 2nd driver to its 2022 slate. The team will transfer on from present-day driver Jack Harvey.

“We would like Jack considerably good results and we know he will continue to be a driver to check out,” MSR co-operator Mike Shank stated. “MSR is enthusiastic to have Helio on the 06 car or truck next time and we’re seeking forward to incorporating a driver, who will convert heads in the sixty car or truck.”

Castroneves joined the other 4-time Indy five hundred-profitable 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 group photograph with the imposing Borg-Warner Trophy on the Brickyard.

Castroneves is also scheduled this time to travel for MSR on the Indianapolis highway program, as perfectly as at Portland, Laguna Seca and the time finale at Extended Beach front.

The 46-yr-aged Castroneves spent two decades driving for Roger Penske but was moved more than to the sports car or truck program in 2018 and then lower unfastened after profitable the IMSA championship very last time prior to Penske folded the team. He stayed busy this time driving for Tony Stewart’s All-Star Celebrity Racing Experience.

Castroneves had longed to return for a comprehensive-time journey in IndyCar and stated he had a whole lot left in the tank. He’ll get the prospect next yr to established the Indy five hundred document — and travel for that coveted 1st series championship — in 2022.

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