The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda entry piloted by Jack Harvey will compete at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with badging from the event’s title sponsor.
For the first time since 1994 when Honda, new to the CART IndyCar Series, presented the No. 49 Comptech Lola driven by Parker Johnstone in the colors of its luxury brand, the Acura name will return in a one-off appearance on Harvey’s MSR entry to celebrate Acura’s new role as title sponsor for the event.
“Given our long-running, successful relationship with Meyer Shank Racing in sports car competition, it seemed only natural to mark our first year as title sponsor of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach by extending our brand to the MSR Indy car,” said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and brand officer.
Harvey’s regular sponsors AutoNation and SiriusXM will remain in place on the car, but elsewhere the standard Honda badges and lettering will be replaced by Acura logos and text.
“We’ve had a great history for four years now with Acura, and we couldn’t be more proud to represent them on the NSX side in IMSA. Now we can do a little something for them in IndyCar at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach,” said Shank. “This is really a proud moment in my time; I think it’s great.”