Team owner Shank takes slow road to Indy 500 winners circle

Michael Shank was so determined to expand his racing operation into IndyCar that he went ahead and bought a car for the 2012 season. Shank eventually had to sell the car because it was useless without an engine supplier, and it took another five years to get a car with his name associated with it into the Indianapolis 500. Meyer Shank Racing won its first ever IndyCar race last weekend, 10 years after Shank first tried to launch the team.

Team owner Shank takes slow road to Indy 500 winners circle

Michael Shank was so determined to expand his racing operation into IndyCar that he went ahead and bought a car for the 2012 season. Shank eventually had to sell the car because it was useless without an engine supplier, and it took another five years to get a car with his name associated with it into the Indianapolis 500. Meyer Shank Racing won its first ever IndyCar race last weekend, 10 years after Shank first tried to launch the team.