Simon Pagenaud
France

Simon  Pagenaud

Meyer Shank Racing | SiriusXM

60 Honda
60

ON TRACK

  • 2016 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion returns to Team Penske for his sixth season with the team in 2020.
  • Thirteen-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES race winner, including the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2019.
  • Was NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year in 2012.
  • Won 2010 ALMS LMP championship.
  • Says his favorite form of racing is rallying; he has won rallies in his home country of France and participated in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in a minivan.
  • Has competed in Trophy Andros ice racing series in Andorra.

OFF TRACK

  • Known for his fashion sense; has a collection of pieces from men’s clothier Sand Copenhagen.
  • Foodie and red wine enthusiast who maintains a wine cellar in France.
  • Car enthusiast – owns a Porsche Cayman and vintage muscle cars.
  • Cycling, running, karting, tennis and skiing are some of his hobbies.
  • Simon’s father is a franchise owner of an E. Leclerc store in his hometown. He spent his teenage years working in a variety of jobs in the business. Before he got the racing bug, he was set to follow in his father’s footsteps.

STATS

Current Standing
Current
Standing
9
Season Race Wins
Race
Wins
0
Season Poles
NTT P1
Award
0
Season Championship Points
Points
217
Season Top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
5
Season Top 10 Finishes
Top 10s
5
Career Race Wins
Race Wins
15
Career Championships
Championships
1
Career Indy 500 Wins
Indy 500 Wins
1
Career Poles
Poles
13
Career Top 3 Finishes
Top 3s
47
Career top 5 Finishes
Top 5s
71

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TEAM INFO

Meyer Shank Racing was formed in 1989 when Mike Shank first began racing cars professionally. Shank retired from the cockpit in 1997 to focus his efforts on running the team, which quickly found success in Champ Car's Toyota Atlantic Championship.

With several race wins under his belt, Shank was named as Team Owner of the Year twice in four years. Michael Shank Racing then joined the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2004 in the Daytona Prototype ranks. The race-winning team scored a dramatic victory in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2012 and was invited to race in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In 2017, MSR was selected to run Acura Motorsports' factory GTD effort in IMSA WeatherTech competition, helping the Acura NSX achieve two wins and two podiums and made its debut entry in the Indianapolis 500 with Jack Harvey. The newly renamed Meyer Shank Racing's crew chief Adam Rovazzini earned the prestigious Clint Brawner Award for the group's effort at the 500.

In 2018, the team contested six NTT INDYCAR SERIES races with Harvey in a technical partnership with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and will continue the alliance in 2019 with Harvey competing in 10 races.

In late 2019, it was announced that Meyer Shank Racing would be competing full time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for both 2020 and 2021, in a technical alliance with Andretti Autosport, with Jack Harvey continuing as the driver of the No. 60 AutoNation SiriusXM Honda.