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Strong Qualifying Effort But Tough Race Two for Meyer Shank Racing at WWTR

Madison, IL (30 August 2020) – Hoping to improve on the team’s run to 11th during Saturday’s Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway (WWTR), Jack Harvey and Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) were looking to utilize game time strategy calls during Race 2 to generate a result to demonstrate the pace that the combo has shown all weekend. 

After qualifying promised a pair of strong results, the team will look to find improvements for the future after finishing 13th on Sunday. 

The Saturday afternoon Race 1 at WWTR saw Harvey make a run for a top five finish but get caught out by a caution that was called in anticipation of rain that never fully materialized. 

Regrouping overnight and confident in the No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda under Harvey, the team were focused on using a strong strategy to keep Harvey at the front half of the field. 

Starting from the third row in fifth, Harvey stayed well within the top five through the first round of pit cycles. Pitting on lap 47 for four tires and fuel, Harvey filtered back out into the fray just outside of the top ten. 

Unfortunately, Harvey would never make it back into the top ten despite the team making a strategy call to opt for three stops and save fuel at the end in hopes of moving him up through the field. 

The conclusion of the 200 lap Bommarito 500 saw Harvey finish 13th.

“It’s been a pretty frustrating weekend for us,” said Harvey. “We keep having great qualifying runs and we some how just can’t seem to get a good race result. I don’t think we were as quick as we were yesterday. I think the hotter track temperatures laid the car not necessarily bad in balance but just lacking grip. One of these days we will turn one of these good qualifying runs into a good race result.”

The Meyer Shank Racing team will switch gears and head to the second round of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup next weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta where the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 crew will aim to solidly their championship lead.