Wilson In For MSR At Watkins Glen
PATASKALA, Ohio – Justin Wilson will join Michael Shank Racing this weekend in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen to co-drive the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley with Gustavo Yacaman.
Wilson made his first Rolex Series start with the team in 2006, finishing second in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and going on to win the 50th running of the fabled race in 2012 with Michael Shank Racing. He followed up that effort with another run to the podium in the 2013 Rolex 24 with the Ohio-based team after the group rallied from being several laps down early in the event to cross the finish line in third.
Wilson also has a favorable record of success at Watkins Glen International, having scored Dale Coyne Racing’s first-ever IndyCar victory at the track in 2010.
The race weekend caps a streak of IZOD IndyCar Series races that have seen Wilson doing battle on a range of tracks including big oval, short oval, and temporary street circuits as he now looks forward to the natural terrain circuit in upstate New York.
“I’m very happy to get the chance to race with Mike (Shank) again, particularly at Watkins Glen,” said Wilson, who finished 11th in this weekend’s Iowa IndyCar event for Dale Coyne Racing. “Mike has a great group of guys so it will just be like seeing some old friends again, and we can just pick up where we left off at Daytona. I’ve never raced in the Six Hour, so this is a great opportunity. I’m grateful that Mike rang me to help him out this weekend. As a driver you love to keep busy and I am really excited about this weekend.”