Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Return of Acura: Meyer Shank Racing as the leading sponsor of Acura in the Indycar series

The car which was driven by Jack Harvey ‘The Meyer Shank Racing Indy’ will be featuring Acura Livery returning with the colors of Acura to the NIT IndyCar Series which is happening for the first time since 1994. The entry of design made only once for the AutoNation or the SiriusXM celebrates the beginning of the tenure of Acura as the leading sponsor of the Southern California racing classic.

Brand officer and Vice President of Acura, Jon Ikeda passed the following statement: “Given our long-running, successful relationship with Meyer Shank Racing in sports car competition, it seemed only natural to mark our first year as title sponsor of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach by extending our brand to the Mayor Shank Region Indy car.”

Rather than placing the typical Honda Brand on the cover of engine and the nose logo that exhibits ‘Circle H’, the Meyer Shank Region will be carrying the Acura branding on the cover of engine and back wing endplates, in addition to  the ‘Caliper A’ logo on the nose & on the elements of upper front wing. Apart from the Acura branding, the #60 AutoNation entry will proceed with featuring the “Drive Pink” campaign which supports the research on breast cancer treatment.

Team owner of Meyer Shank Racing, Michael Shank stated: “We’ve had a great history for four years now with Acura and we couldn’t be more proud to represent them on the NSX side in IMSA and now we can do a little something for them at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach in IndyCar. This is really just a proud moment in my time, I think it’s great.”

Apart from its Indy Car Program, Meyer Shank Racing pitches a pair of Acura NSX GT3 EVO’s in the Sportscar championship hosted by the IMSA and has successfully earned 4 class victories in addition to the two poles in the intensely competitive category of GTD since 2017.