Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing will run an Acura ARX-05 in the Daytona Prototype International class, Honda Performance Division (HPD) announced Sept. 23.
The news comes two months after Acura and Team Penske revealed they would part ways at the end of the season.
WTR will run a blue and black Konica Minolta livery in the No. 10 car, while MSR runs the No. 60.
Acura Racing continues to bring the heat to the 2021 #IMSA season. Two IMSA championship-winning teams, @WayneTaylorRcng and @MeyerShankRac, will lead our Daytona Prototype International effort starting next year. #AcuraMotorsports pic.twitter.com/kglsBAvCvv
— Acura (@Acura) September 23, 2020
MSR won the 2019 IMSA driver and team championships in an Acura NSX GT3 and currently competes with Heinricher Racing.
“We have worked for so many years to get a championship title and I think that partnering with Acura back in 2017 was just what we, as a team, needed to make that happen,” Mike Shank said in a release. “We’ve continued to push for podiums and victories, and the performance that Acura brings to the table in such a competitive series is exactly what we needed to get the job done.”
WTR also won two driver championships, including in 2017. Additionally, it’s captured the victory in three of the past four Rolex 24 at Daytona events. The team’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R leads the current championship standings.
“While Wayne Taylor Racing has been enjoying much success with Cadillac over the past several years, Acura and Honda Performance Division (HPD) have also had considerable success,” team owner Wayne Taylor said. “All of us at Wayne Taylor Racing are looking forward to partnering with Acura and HPD and adding to their achievements. Our new partnership with Acura and HPD provides us with the long-term stability necessary to properly invest in the program and remain championship contenders for years to come.”
Driver lineups for both entries are yet to be announced.