The three-time Indy 500 winner’s first race within the #06 Meyer Shank Racing-Honda will now be the 105th working of the Memorial Day Weekend traditional at IMS, and this might be adopted by the Music Metropolis GP (August 8).
Castroneves’ remaining IndyCar schedule for 2021 will embrace the August race on the IMS highway course (Aug. 14), the Grand Prix of Portland (Sept. 12), WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (Sept. 19) and the Acura Grand Prix of Lengthy Seashore (Sept. 26).
Castroneves, who by no means gained on the Nashville oval however did land pole there in 2008, might be sponsored by Chattanooga, TN.-based firm Transcard, “a number one international supplier of options that assist companies, customers, banks, and monetary expertise suppliers speed up funds and associated information.”
“We’re very excited to have Transcard come onboard for the Music Metropolis Grand Prix,” stated group co-owner Mike Shank who can even run the #60 MSR-Honda fulltime for Jack Harvey. “The race in Nashville will arms down be one of many largest races that we compete on this 12 months.
“The occasion itself will give us an enormous platform to symbolize Transcard nicely and in entrance of a really giant viewers of individuals. The race might be Helio’s second one with us. Hopefully we might be coming off of an enormous and profitable month of Could in order that we will transfer into Nashville with some momentum.”
Transcard president Chris Fuller stated: “As a Chattanooga-based firm, it means lots to be part of this inaugural occasion in Nashville. The attributes of an important NTT IndyCar Collection driver like Helio – pace, management and powerful outcomes – are what Transcard brings to each transaction, whether or not it’s for a enterprise, client, financial institution or expertise supplier.
“By partnering with Meyer Shank Racing and Helio Castroneves, we hope to introduce Transcard to these in search of these attributes of their funds.”
Castroneves, who has 30 IndyCar wins to his title is reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar champion and was on Wayne Taylor Racing’s successful lineup on this 12 months’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
The Brazilian star stated: “I’m so excited to be racing in Nashville. Will probably be the primary road course that I’ve competed on since 2017, however I actually love road programs. They create a sure kind of pleasure that not many different tracks can do.
“And I couldn’t be happier to do that with Transcard on the #06. The Meyer Shank Racing crew and I’ll do every thing to get the Transcard Honda on the highest of the rostrum on the finish of the weekend.”