PATASKALA, Ohio – Curb Records will return as a sponsor of Michael Shank Racing for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
As part of the extended relationship, the team name will continue to be Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian.
Mike Curb and Curb Records have a long history of wins in over 40 years of involvement in motorsports. The organization looks to add to that legacy in 2015 as Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian returns to TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition with its new Honda-powered Ligier PS J2 platform.
Curb Records first partnered with the team for the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona when Michael Shank Racing fielded Justin Wilson, Michael McDowell and A.J. Allmendinger in a Daytona Prototype. Since then, the relationship has grown with Curb having won the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona with the team. Curb Records also partnered with Michael Shank Racing for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, highlighted by a second place finish at Road America.
“Michael Shank has a first-class effort, and we are proud to continue to be a part of it,” said Mike Curb. “We were sponsors when Dale Earnhardt won the 1980 NASCAR championship and of course, the memory that we all are so fond of was when Richard Petty won his 200th race with our car with President Reagan at Daytona. We have had the honor to achieve many great things in the world of motorsports and we’re looking forward to adding to that list with Michael Shank Racing again this year. It is pretty exciting to see the new car and this program has a lot of potential.”
As Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian embarks on an exciting new venture in sports car racing in 2015 with the move from the Daytona Prototype machinery to the Honda-Ligier, everyone involved anticipates a big year to come.
“It is great to have Mike (Curb) back on board in 2015,” said team owner Mike Shank. “It’s amazing when you think about some of the accomplishments that he has been a part of through the years and it is always gratifying to have someone who has supported you in the past, come back and step up again. We are all very excited about what is to come this year. We’ve now tested the car and that has only added to our excitement and we are ready to take on the 2015 TUDOR Championship and see what we can do with this Honda-Ligier.”