Mike Shank

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Mike Shank (born September 22, 1966) is an American race car team owner and former race car driver born in Columbus, Ohio. Before leaving driving to concentrate on car ownership, he ran one race in the 1996–1997 Indy Racing League season, the 1997 Las Vegas 500K at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He started racing in 1989, winning SCCA Ohio Valley Region's Novice Driver of the Year. He also won the 1996 Player’s/Toyota Atlantic C2 championship.

Michael Shank Racing 2011 Rolex Sports Car

As an owner of Michael Shank Racing, he was car owner for Sam Hornish, Jr. when he won the 1999 Formula Atlantic series Rookie of the Year title. In 2006, his car, driven by Justin Wilson, A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, finished in 2nd position overall and in the Daytona Prototype class in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Shank has been twice named Formula Atlantic Team Owner of the Year.

IndyCar[edit]

The team purchased a 2012 Dallara IndyCar, with the goal of adding a full-time IndyCar program in 2012 while continuing their Grand-Am Road Racing programs.[1]

The original intention for the IndyCar program was to run under the name "MSR Indy", with A. J. Allmendinger and Brian Bailey as co-owners.[2]

The 2012 Indycar program was to field Paul Tracy in selected races including the Indianapolis 500 but no races were entered.

Michael Shank Racing announced that it had sold its Dallara chassis to Sam Schmidt Motorsports in February 2013 and declared its intention to collaborate with another team on a 2013 Indianapolis 500 entry. No such program was finalized in time for the race.

Grand-Am[edit]

Michael Shank Racing won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2012 with A. J. Allmendinger, Justin Wilson, John Pew, and Oswaldo Negri as the drivers.

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