MSR rebuilding Pagenaud’s crashed car

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - JULY 01: #60: Simon Pagenaud, Meyer Shank Racing Honda at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday July 01, 2023 in Troy Township, United States of America. (Photo by Richard Dole / LAT Images)

Simon Pagenaud’s primary No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing Honda chassis which protected the Frenchman during the wicked barrel roll caused by brake failure at Mid-Ohio will live to race on in the NTT IndyCar Series.

Although Pagenaud was ruled out from driving for the rest of the event after experiencing concussion-like symptoms and Conor Daly stepped in to take his place using a spare car, team co-owner Mike Shank says the battered Dallara DW12 from the Turn 4 crash is destined to make a return later in the season.

“The first thing I thought of was how lucky we are to have the aeroscreen and all the safety stuff IndyCar’s built into these cars over the last however many years,” Shank told RACER. “They’ve just saved so many lives at this point. Once we knew that Simon was going to be OK, and the crash was not his fault whatsoever, we went into race mode to get through the weekend.

“Then, after we got Conor sorted out — and I thought he did a great job f

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