24 Hours of Daytona

Acura Wins Wet & Wild Road America

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:55am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.
  • Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "Before the race, and knowing the forecast, we made sure our Acura was set up well for the wet.
  • And we used the experience we gained at Daytona and other wet races we had before to learn.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "My teammate [Castroneves] is unbelievable, that was such an exciting finish.

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

LaSalle Solutions Teams Up with Meyer Shank Racing for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 10:03pm

ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LaSalle Solutions , a division of Fifth Third Bank, National Association (Fifth Third Bank), will partner with the Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) teams No.

Key Points: 
  • ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LaSalle Solutions , a division of Fifth Third Bank, National Association (Fifth Third Bank), will partner with the Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) teams No.
  • LaSalle Solutions is thrilled to once again team up with Meyer Shank Racing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona Speedway, said Steven Robb, president of the Solutions Group at LaSalle Solutions.
  • Meyer Shank Racing, 2019 IMSA GTD Champions, now in its third decade of racing, has earned wins in some of the biggest races in the sport.
  • In 2018, Jim Meyer joined the Michael Shank Racing family, serving as new co-owner alongside Mike Shank as the team was rebranded as Meyer Shank Racing.

Gear Racing Teams Up With Grasser To Field Lamborghini For 2020 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00pm

GEAR Racing joined forces with Grasser Racing Team to field the No.

Key Points: 
  • GEAR Racing joined forces with Grasser Racing Team to field the No.
  • 19 Lamborghini with GEAR Racing in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Championship.
  • Gottfried Grasser GmbH racing as GRT Grasser Racing Team is an Austrian racing team.
  • North America's premier sports car organization, IMSA sanctions the premier IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge plus five exciting single-marque series, competing at North America's premier circuits.

Acura Completes Championship Season at Petit Le Mans

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:31pm

Montoya followed his teammate home in fourth to claim his first IMSA championship, a second prototype title for co-driver Cameron, and the Teams crown for Acura Team Penske.

Key Points: 
  • Montoya followed his teammate home in fourth to claim his first IMSA championship, a second prototype title for co-driver Cameron, and the Teams crown for Acura Team Penske.
  • Dane Cameron (#6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) wins 2019 DPi Drivers' Championship with co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya; Acura wins the DPi Manufacturers' Championship and Acura Team Penske claims the DPi Teams' Championship: "It's a tremendous day.
  • I came into this program at the start last year and to win the championship for Acura and Acura Team Penske is amazing.
  • Jon Ikeda (Vice President and Acura Brand Officer): on Acura's 2019 IMSA championship-winning season: "We started this motorsports journey in 2017.

Hindman Claims Pole for Acura at Lime Rock Park

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 8:16pm

No less than five different drivers topped the GTD time sheets in this morning's 15-minute qualifying session, with Hindman finally claiming the pole on his eighth lap.

Key Points: 
  • No less than five different drivers topped the GTD time sheets in this morning's 15-minute qualifying session, with Hindman finally claiming the pole on his eighth lap.
  • It is the third pole of the season for the New Jersey native, who claims Lime Rock as his "home" track, following GTD pole runs at Sebring and Watkins Glen.Hindman and co-driver Mario Farnbacher currently hole a 19-point lead in the GTD championship ahead of today's sixth race of the season.
  • Same-day US Network television coverage from Lime Rock Park begins at 9:30 p.m. EDT on the NBC Sports Network.
  • Trent Hindman (#86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3) GTD class pole qualifier, his third IMSA GTD pole of 2019: "Big thanks to the Meyer Shank Racing guys.

Podium Finishes for Acura Teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 1:36am

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, July 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports' run of podium finishes continued today at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, with the manufacturer extending or taking over the championship lead in all Daytona Prototype International and GTD categories for the first time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Key Points: 
  • BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, July 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports' run of podium finishes continued today at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, with the manufacturer extending or taking over the championship lead in all Daytona Prototype International and GTD categories for the first time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
  • Today's results also saw Acura leapfrog Lamborghini to assume the GTD Manufacturers' Championship lead for the first time this season.
  • After five of 10 races, Acura now has 152 points to 149 for Lexus and 148 for Lamborghini.
  • Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (2.459-mile road course) Bowmanville, ON, Canada

Meyer Shank Racing Takes Acura NSX GT3 Evo to Victory at Watkins Glen

Monday, July 1, 2019 - 1:40am

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., June 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports continued its run of mid-season wins and podiums today at Watkins Glen International Raceway, with Meyer Shank Racing taking its Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the GTD class win in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, while Acura Team Penske added another podium finish with a third-place overall result for the Acura ARX-05 prototype.

Key Points: 
  • WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., June 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Acura Motorsports continued its run of mid-season wins and podiums today at Watkins Glen International Raceway, with Meyer Shank Racing taking its Acura NSX GT3 Evo to the GTD class win in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, while Acura Team Penske added another podium finish with a third-place overall result for the Acura ARX-05 prototype.
  • Farnbacher was successful in his defense of the lead, and scored his first IMSA GTD win of 2019 and second career win.
  • For endurance racing specialist Marks, today's win is the ninth in his long career, dating back to 2001.
  • Katherine Legge (#57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) started second in GTD, finished fourth: "I am slightly disappointed [to finish fourth].

Acura Team Penske Takes Victory on the Streets of Detroit

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:14am

The second win for the ARX-05 prototype also moves Acura to within a single point of the Manufacturers' Championship lead.

Key Points: 
  • The second win for the ARX-05 prototype also moves Acura to within a single point of the Manufacturers' Championship lead.
  • Acura Team Penske executed nearly perfectly, and so did Dane [Cameron] and Juan [Pablo Montoya].
  • Now we've cleaned up all the details, so hats off to everyone at Acura, at HPD and Team Penske for giving us the tools we need to win.
  • Ricky Taylor (driver, #7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) Finished third with co-driver Helio Castroneves: "Another great day for Acura, and for Acura Team Penske.