No. 06 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda IndyCar
Date of Birth: May 10
Birthplace: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Resides: Tampa, FL
Castroneves will embark on his second third NTT INDYCAR SERIES season with MSR beginning in 2023. Castroneves made his debut with the team in 2021 at the Indianapolis 500 which saw the Brazilian clinch a record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory. Castroneves is now a member of an exclusive club of four-time Indy 500 winners which include: AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears.
Castroneves is tied for 10th in NTT INDYCAR SERIES history for most race wins coming in at 31 and he is ranked fourth in all-time IndyCar pole positions with 50. In addition to his accomplishments in single-seaters, Castroneves was also a part of MSR 2021 Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona overall victory. Serving as endurance driver in MSR’s 2021 IMSA lineup, Castroneves helped the team clinch its third IMSA championship following a big win at the 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans.
In 2023 Castroneves will begin a second full-season IndyCar effort with MSR as he aims to make history by winning a fifth Indy 500. He will also serve as endurance driver for MSR’s IMSA WeatherTech lineup in the all-new Acura ARX-06 LMDh.
No. 60 AutoNation / SiriusXM Honda IndyCar
Date of Birth: May 18
Birthplace: Montmorillon, France
Resides: Charlotte, NC
French-born racer, Simon Pagenaud has been competing in the NTT INDYCAR Series since 2011. Pagenaud’s career has amassed 15 IndyCar victories and 35 podium finishes. Pagenaud’s career highlights include clinching the 2016 IndyCar Championship and winning the coveted 2019 Indianapolis 500.
Pagenaud’s racing experience extends beyond IndyCar with the Frenchman also competing in sports car competition. Pagenaud has made four starts in the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as seven starts in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona. Pagenaud most recently was a part of MSR’s winning line up at the 2022 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, joining Tom Blomqvist, Oliver Jarvis and Helio Castroneves.
In 2023 Simon will compete in his second straight full-season of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Meyer Shank Racing and will also serve as the team’s fourth driver in the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.
No. 60 Acura ARX-06
Date of Birth: November 30
Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Born in the United Kingdom and the son of legendary rally driver Stig Blomqvist, Tom Blomqvist spent a great deal of his childhood in New Zealand where he followed his father’s racing pedigree and began karting.
After rising to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship, he secured a drive with BMW in the DTM. At 21, he became the youngest driver to win a DTM race with BMW at Oschersleben. At the end of the 2017 DTM season, Blomqvist began racing in a variety of series and specialties, from Formula E with NIO 333 Racing to the World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship as a member of BMW’s factory programs.
Blomqvist scored his first 24 Hours of Spa victory in 2018 as well as runner up in the 12 Hours of Bathurst in 2020.
Blomqvist spent 2021 racing in the WEC with JOTA Sport in LMP2. He finished second at the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours and ended the season second in the LMP2 driver’s championship.
Blomqvist joined MSR in 2022 for his first full-season IMSA effort competing in the top DPi category. Blomqvist started the season off with a bang by winning the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona. He and teammate Olive Jarvis bookended the season with a win at the Motul Petit Le Mans which yielded a championship title for the team.
In 2023, Blomqvist will take on a new challenge as the top IMSA category transitions to hybrid machines. Blomqvist will partner with Colin Braun in the all-new Acura ARX-06 LMDh.
No. 60 Acura ARX-06
Date of Birth: September 22
Resides: Charlotte, NC
Braun has a wide range of racing experience, competing behind the wheel of several different types of racing machinery – everything from stock cars, trucks, GT cars to Prototypes. The American racer has multiple race wins at North America’s premier events – the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring, and Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Braun has competed in 18 consecutive Rolex 24s and also has one 24 Hours of Le Mans start which saw a 17-year old Braun become the youngest 24 Hours of Le Mans podium finisher in 2007.
Braun clinched IMSA driver championships in 2014 (Prototype Challenge), 2015 (Prototype Challenge) and 2022 (LMP3).
Braun and MSR also partnered in 2013 to set a speed record at Daytona International Speedway onboard MSR’s Daytona Prototype and posting a 222.971 mph lap.
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