Jack Harvey
Jack  Harvey
Michael Shank Racing with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Jack Harvey
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Apr 15, 1993
60 Honda United Kingdom Sunoco Rookie Road To Indy Graduate
Bassingham, Lincolnshire, England
Indianapolis, IN

Brit Jack Harvey began karting at the age of nine, working his way through the Junior British ranks and racking up no fewer than 10 British and European titles. Moving into formula cars in 2009, Harvey won the 2012 Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series title and earned two victories on the 2013 GP3 circuit before turning his attention stateside last season. Invited to join the British Racing Drivers Club’s “Rising Star” initiative

In 2014, Harvey moved to the U.S. and joined Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and made an immediate impact, recording four wins, four pole positions and 10 top-three results, never finishing outside the top five. The series championship came down to the wire, with Harvey finishing tied on points with Gabby Chaves and losing the title on a tie breaker of second place finishes. He was awarded the Earl Howe Trophy by the British Racing Drivers Club, an annual award to the highest-placed British driver in the Indianapolis 500 or to the British driver who has established the most meritorious performance of the year in North America.

Harvey finished second in another hard-fought Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title chase in 2015, earning two wins, three poles and eight top-three results. Both victories were recorded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – in the Indy Grand Prix and the Freedom 100, held on Carburation Day ahead of the Indianapolis 500.

Hobbies: Racing, clay pigeon shooting, squash, badminton, chess

Racing goal: Win the Indianapolis 500

Racing hero: James Hunt

The one talent I wish I had: To play the piano

An interesting note about me: I am renovating a 1947 International Harvester pickup truck

UAK18 Road-Street
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
2015 Indy Lights 16 2 3 12 15 40 15
2014 Indy Lights 14 4 4 14 14 133 14

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish

Michael Shank Racing

Michael 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. Michael 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 will contest six Verizon IndyCar Series races with Harvey in a technical partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Jack's Road To Indy

  • 2014
    • Finished tied on points with champion Gabby Chaves, losing out on the title in a tie breaker.
    • Recorded four victories and four pole positions in the last five races of his rookie Indy Lights season.
    • Completed completed every lap in each race, finishing no worse than fifth and his late season surge helped earn his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports squad the team championship.
  • 2013
    • Finished fifth and top rookie in the GP3 Series with two wins (Silverstone and Monza).
  • 2012
    • Won the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series with seven wins, eight additional podium finishes and nine poles.
  • 2011
    • Finished ninth in the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series with one win at the Nurburgring in Germany.
  • 2010
    • Finished second in the Formula BMW Europe championship with seven wins, 13 podium finishes and eight poles from 14 races.
  • 2009
    • Finished seventh in the Formula BMW Europe championship with one win and two poles in his first season of car racing as a member of the Racing Steps Foundation.
    • Invited to join the British Racing Drivers Club "Rising Star" initiative.
  • 2008
    • Won the CIK FIA Asia Pacific KF2 Championship.
  • 2007
    • Won the CIK FIA European KF3 Championship, the Italian Open Masters Championship (KF3), the Kartmasters Grand Prix Championship (JICA) and the Margutti Cup KF3 Championship.
  • 2006
    • Won the JICA Junior British Championship (Super One) and the Kartmasters Grand Prix Championship (JICA).
  • 2005
    • Won the London Cup Karting Championship.
  • 2004
    • Won the WTP "O" Plate Championship.
  • 2003
    • Won the WTP Cadet Karting Championship.
  • 2002
    • Began his career in karts at the age of nine.