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12/09/2013 - John and Ozz Ready for 2014 Campaign with Michael Shank Racing 
Pataskala, Ohio - Michael Shank Racing is pleased to confirm the return of John Pew and Ozz Negri to the team for the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The duo will share the driving duties in the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford EcoBoost Riley in the inaugural season of the all-new TUDOR Championship, which will launch with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-6.
11/20/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Completes Successful Daytona Test
Daytona Beach, Fla. - Michael Shank Racing was back in action at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday as the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship held its first official test ahead of the 2014 season.
11/16/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Daytona-Bound for IMSA Test
Pataskala, Ohio –  Just weeks after setting multiple records at the track, Michael Shank Racing will return to Daytona International Speedway next week as the team takes its first official steps in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
09/28/2013 - Shank Racing Returns to Podium at Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, CT - The No. 60 “Fans of MSR” Ford-Riley of John Pew and Ozz Negri came home sixth as the team celebrated the close of its ninth consecutive season of GRAND-AM competition. The 60, which carried the names of hundreds of Michael Shank Racing fans on the side of the Ford-Riley, opened from ninth on the grid after Pew qualified the car in the cold morning qualifying session.
09/24/2013 - Shank Racing Set for Series Finale at Lime Rock Park
Pataskala, Ohio. – The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will end an era at Lime Rock Park this weekend as GRAND-AM stages its final race of the year as well as the final GRAND-AM event before the start of the new, merged United SportsCar Championship next year. Michael Shank Racing will look to close out the 2013 season on a high note on Saturday as the two-car team targets two positive results in its return to the 1.5-mile Connecticut circuit.
09/17/2013 - Starworks Debuts LMPC Program at COTA
It is an important step for Starworks who entered the history books in 2012 by becoming the first LMP2 Champions in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the first North American team to win an FIA World Championship in 46 years...
09/08/2013 - Hard-Fought Double Top Ten for MSR in Monterey
Monterey, Calif. - Michael Shank Racing returned to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca—the site of the team’s first-ever two-car Daytona Prototype entry—and brought home two top-10 finishes in Round 11 of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Series championship on Sunday.
08/29/2013 - AERO Delivers Retro Livery for Michael Shank Racing
MSR No. 60 Car Painted with Liquid Metal Orange and Black AERO Advance Paint
Columbus, OH - We are proud to unveil the newest AERO Advanced Paint Appliqué Technology livery for Michael Shank Racing’s No. 60 Ford-Riley Daytona Prototype, driven by John Pew (USA) and Oswaldo Negri, Jr. (BRA). Michael Shank Racing utilizes AERO not only to enhance aesthetic value to live and television audiences, but also in order to gain a competitive advantage in weight, protection, durability, and aerodynamics.
08/17/2013 - Pew & Negri Take Podium in Kansas
Kansas City, Kan. - Michael Shank Racing experienced the highs and lows of racing this weekend as GRAND-AM made a debut appearance at the Kansas Speedway. The team fought back from a crash early in the weekend with one car, led the race convincingly with the sister machine, and then went on to take a podium finish at the checkered flag.
08/14/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Kansas Bound in Search of Rolex Series Glory
Pataskala, Ohio - Michael Shank Racing will look for a storybook finish this weekend as the Ohio-based team travels west to Kansas Speedway for Round 10 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship on Saturday. The Shank squad will field the No. 6 Tuvacol/AERO Ford-Riley driven by Gustavo Yacaman and Justin Wilson, as well as returning to action with the No. 60 “Red Ruby” Riley powered by Ford, piloted by the “Wizard of Ozz” Negri and John Pew.
08/10/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Finishes Fifth and Six at Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wis. - Michael Shank Racing returned to Road America looking to once again step up to the podium at the legendary track, but despite a strong group effort, didn’t find the edge needed to score a big result on the tricky four-mile road course.
07/26/2013 - Tough Day at the Brickyard for Michael Shank Racing
INDIANAPOLIS - Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian had high hopes for Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix, but the annual visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway didn’t end the way the team had hoped.
06/30/2013 - Promising Outing Comes Up Short for Michael Shank Racing at the Glen
Watkins Glen, New York - Michael Shank Racing will be eager to flip the calendar forward to July and the next chance to go racing after fighting through a tough month of June in Rolex Sports Car Series competition.  On Sunday, the team combined strong pace, great teamwork, and excellent strategy along with a ton of very hard work as Watkins Glen staged the 32nd annual Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
06/26/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Partners with Dunn Tire for Watkins Glen
Pataskala, Ohio – Michael Shank Racing will have a new look this weekend at Watkins Glen as the team is pleased to announce a new marketing partnership with Continental Tire Retailer Dunn Tire, a Buffalo, NY based tire retailer, and AAA Approved automotive service provider. Recently ranked by Tire Business as the 18th largest independent tire retailer in North America; Dunn Tire is also a Top 20 market share holder in the United States within in their retail category.
06/15/2013 - Negri Stages Huge Comeback with Michael Shank Racing at Mid-Ohio
"Michael Shank Racing is my second family" says Negri after near podium return
When Michael Shank Racing arrived at their home track of Mid-Ohio for Round 6 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship, the team had been hoping to deliver a strong result in front of the many hometown fans, friends, and family as well as the guests of corporate sponsor Roberts Electrical who were in attendance for the event.
06/14/2013 - Quick Start to Home race for Michael Shank Racing
Lexington, Ohio - Michael Shank Racing will start from eighth and ninth on the Diamond Cellar Classic grid on Saturday. The team will look to score a trophy with new sponsor  Roberts Electrical Construction Company in the home race as the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series stages Round 6 of the 2013 championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The race weekend has been the culmination of hours of hard work from the team, which has rallied to have two strong Ford-powered Riley machines ready to go after suffering a serious setback with the No. 60 Roberts Construction entry in Detroit.
06/10/2013 - New Colors, Same Goal for MSR at Mid-Ohio
It is a home race for Michael Shank Racing, and the team is bringing a new sponsor and a whole lot of friends to the Diamond Cellar Classic this weekend at Mid-Ohio. The first thing that central Ohio race fans will notice about the venerable No. 60 Daytona Prototype from Michael Shank Racing is that it looks a lot different than it has in years past with a vivacious green livery thanks to a new partnership with Columbus-based Roberts Electrical Construction Company.
06/03/2013 - Roberts Electrical Construction Joins Michael Shank Racing at Mid-Ohio
Pataskala, Ohio - Michael Shank Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with Roberts Electrical Construction that will see the two Columbus-area companies partner for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on June 14-15.
06/01/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Detroit Grand Prix Race Report
Detroit, Mich. - Michael Shank Racing did not have the weekend the team was hoping for in the Detroit Grand Prix for Round 5 of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship. 
05/31/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Set for Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle
Detroit, Mich. - Looking to bring the Blue Oval some glory in the home race, Michael Shank Racing will start the GRAND-AM 200 at Belle Isle Park from eighth and 10th on the grid for Saturday’s 2-hour sprint event.
05/29/2013 - Taking Blue Oval Pride to Motown
Pataskala, Ohio – While it has been a full month since the previous GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at Road Atlanta, Michael Shank Racing has been running at full speed in the meantime as the team looks ahead to Saturday’s (SPEED, 5PM ET) GRAND-AM 200 in Detroit. The team brings a new livery, a previous winner, and a super sub to the 2-hour sprint race weekend as GRAND-AM stages round five of the 2013 season.
04/20/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Fights to Top Five in Road Atlanta Debut
Atlanta, Georgia - The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series made its debut at historic Road Atlanta on Saturday and Michael Shank Racing delivered two strong performances with the No. 6 and No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Rileys in the 2.75 hour event, Round 4 of the 2013 championship - finishing fourth and seventh, respectively.
04/18/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Fast in Practice Before Rain Washes Out Qualifying
Atlanta, Georgia - Michael Shank Racing's two Ford-Riley Daytona Prototypes will start Saturday’s Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta from ninth (No. 6) and 13th (No. 60) on the grid after Friday’s qualifying session was cancelled due to rainy weather. GRAND-AM set the grid based on championship point order.
04/17/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Set for Road Atlanta Debut
Pataskala, Ohio - With over 200 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype entries to the team’s credit, Michael Shank Racing has competed at some of the most prestigious race tracks across the country. This weekend, the team will add yet another historic circuit to its repertoire as the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions travel to Road Atlanta for the Grand Prix of Atlanta and Round 4 of the GRAND-AM championship.
04/06/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Barber Park Race Report
Birmingham, Alabama – Michael Shank Racing showed strong pace in Round 3 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series championship at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday, but a lack of caution periods at a track which traditionally sees numerous yellows kept the team from converting on the podium potential of its No. 6 and No. 60 Ford-Riley machines. Gustavo Yacaman and Antonio Pizzonia brought the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley home fifth as John Pew and Michael Valiante finished eighth in the No. 60 Ford-Riley.
04/01/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Set to Hit 200 at Barber Motorsports Park
Pataskala, Ohio – After a month long break in race action, Michael Shank Racing is eager to return for Round 3 of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season as the team travels to Alabama for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park - a track where the team has proven successful in previous years. The event will mark Michael Shank Racing’s 200th entry in Daytona Prototype competition.
03/29/2013 - Valiante to Sub for Negri at MSR
Pataskala, Ohio (29 March 2013) - Michael Shank Racing announced on Friday that Ozz Negri’s recovery from the leg injury that he experienced in off-season training has suffered a setback, and the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona Champion will not race in the next two rounds of GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series competition. Sharing the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley with John Pew will be Michael Valiante, who raced with the team in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.
03/02/2013 - Exciting Debut for Shank Racing in Texas
Austin, Texas - The many fans of Michael Shank Racing experienced a full range of emotions on Saturday as the team made a dramatic debut at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, for Round 2 of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championship. The weekend marked the opening of a new chapter, not only for the series with the first-ever run on the Formula 1-grade facility, but it was also the first showing for an exciting new two-car DP line up. Unfortunately, both team entries saw their podium hopes end after being spun out by competitors in two separate incidents.
03/01/2013 - Pew and Yacaman Post Strong Qualifiers in Texas
Austin, Texas - Michael Shank Racing made its return to a two-car effort this weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and will start from the third and sixth rows of the grid at the GRAND-AM of the Americas Presented by GAINSCO and Total event after the starting grid was set in a quick 15-minute qualifying session on Friday.
02/25/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Looks for New Track Magic in Texas
Pataskala, Ohio – While many consumers admit that they love that “...new car smell,” it comes as no surprise that Michael Shank Racing has a particular fondness for “that new track experience.” Because when GRAND-AM makes a debut appearance at a new track, the team has been known to shine. With wins at Miller Motorsports Park (2006) and New Jersey Motorsports Park (2008) in both of those track’s first-ever GRAND-AM races, Michael Shank Racing has shown itself to be a quick adaptor to new facilities.
01/27/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Returns to Rolex 24 Podium
Daytona Beach, Fla. – After an early-race setback cost the team seven laps to the race leader, Michael Shank Racing staged a huge comeback at the Daytona International Speedway to score a third place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Drivers Ozz Negri, John Pew, AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose, and Justin Wilson rallied behind the huge effort of the defending champion crew to take the group’s second consecutive Rolex 24 podium finish, and the fourth podium result for team owner Mike Shank in the huge endurance race.
01/24/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Ready for Rolex Defense
Daytona Beach, Fla. - Defending Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions Michael Shank Racing will start the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona from fourth and sixth on the grid following Thursday afternoon’s qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway.  Michael Valiante will begin the 24-hour endurance event from the second row in the No. 6 Ford-Riley with AJ Allmendinger lining the No. 60 machine right behind the No. 6 on the outside of Row 3.
01/23/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Teams with Entrotech For Weight Savings and Stunning Looks
Pataskala, Ohio - The leading New Year’s resolution is to lose weight and look better, and Michael Shank Racing can lay claim to doing both in 2013. The defending Rolex 24 Champions are not only bringing the confidence of last year’s double podium with them to Daytona, but the team is also boasting a whole new look ahead of the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona (SPEED, 3:00 PM ET Saturday)
01/05/2013 - Michael Shank Racing Targets Return to Victory Lane at Daytona with Strong Driver Line Up
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Defending Rolex 24 At Daytona Champions Michael Shank Racing will return to Daytona International Speedway for the 2013 season-opening GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event with a two-car effort as the team targets a repeat victory in the prestigious twice around the clock endurance event.