British Racing driver Jack Harvey to contest IndyCar programme 2019

British Racing driver Jack Harvey to contest IndyCar programme 2019

22.01.2019: British racing driver Jack Harvey will expand his IndyCar programme in 2019, contesting a total of ten race

British racing driver Jack Harvey will expand his IndyCar programme in 2019, contesting a total of ten races with Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Arrow SPM).





Building on his 2018 six-race IndyCar Series programme, Harvey will once again compete at the iconic Indianapolis 500, with a further nine road course events to be added for this coming season, bringing the total to ten races.





Harvey will open the 2019 IndyCar Series season in St. Petersburg on March 10th, before heading to Texas for the series’ debut at the Circuit of the Americas. April will be another two-race month, with outings at Barber Motorsports Park and the streets of Long Beach ahead of the Indianapolis Grand Prix and the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.



June will see Harvey and the team in action at Road America, with a run at the team’s home event at Mid-Ohio in July. They will then head west for the final two rounds of the season with outings at Portland International Raceway and the season-ending event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.


“We are extremely excited to be extending our programme,” said Harvey “That has always been the goal for 2019 and it is amazing to achieve that and continue to grow what we are doing. I have to thank Michael [Shank]; he has put in an immense amount of work, and of course thanks to Jim Meyer for his continued support.




Without either of those guys, in their own way, I wouldn’t have received the opportunity I have today. We also wouldn’t be able to do any of this without our partners, AutoNation and SiriusXM. We are incredibly lucky to have two companies that believe in us and the vision of the team.”



“Finally, I want to say a big thank you to everyone back home in the UK for their continued support,” continued Harvey. “Despite racing thousands of miles away, it is an amazing feeling to know everyone back home is rooting for us! Now it’s our turn to get out on track and do more races and target some better results. I believe in the team and in myself to do what we have to do.”



“I am really excited to see the way this programme has grown over the past season,” said Mike Shank, MSR Team Owner. “Starting off with only six races is not easy, but Jack did a great job and really hung in there. With ten races, Jack will have much more seat time and it will help us all around. I’m also excited to have both AutoNation and SiriusXM back on board with us. They have been such great partners to work with and there is only more to be excited about next year.”



“Jack has been an asset to our team over the years, from his time in Indy Lights to now working his way to becoming a full-time IndyCar Series driver through our partnership with MSR,” noted Sam Schmidt, co-owner, Arrow SPM. "We’re really looking forward to expanding from six to ten races for 2019.”



Meyer Shank Racing will continue its technical partnership with Arrow SPM, and returning to the team are AutoNation and SiriusXM, which were integral parts of the 2018 IndyCar season.
“We are proud to continue to support Meyer Shank Racing and Jack Harvey’s No. 60 car as they expand their schedule in 2019,” said Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM.



“Jack turned a lot of heads with his performance in last year’s Indy 500 and we are excited to see what he and the MSR team will do on the track for ten races this season.”





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