Posted April 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Michael Shank Racing has filed an entry for Jay Howard to run the Indianapolis 500. The team says it has the sponsorship in place for the May 27 race, but is still trying to put together an engine program. Shank had wanted to run a full season of IndyCar this season, and initially announced his team as a partner with engine manufacturer Lotus. But Lotus has struggled to meet demands, and Shank was never able to receive an engine. Lotus could be able to give him one for the Indy 500 as the manufacturer is expected to decrease its workload by granting Bryan Herta Autosport and Lotus DRR a release from its contract. But Shank could also be trying to get an engine from Chevrolet or Honda.
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