‘We needed to go in a different direction’ – Wayne Taylor

With today’s announcement that Meyer Shank Racing would be taking over the two Acura ARX-06 Grand Touring Prototypes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti has released a statement saying the team needed to go in a “different direction.”

That direction is believed to be reuniting with Cadillac, with which the team won the Daytona Prototype international title in 2020 before it made the switch to Acura for the 2021 season. In its three full seasons competing with Acura machinery, WTRAndretti has scored three consecutive second-place points finishes. In 2024, the team has two victories so far, one for each of its cars.

The statement, attributed to team principal Wayne Taylor, read:


“We’ve had a successful run with HRC and Acura these past four years. When it came to renewal, we listened and took their future plans into serious consideration, but in the end, felt we needed to go in a different direction moving forward.

“With three key races left in the season, our plan is to continue to focus on winning more podiums and races for Acura and to end the year strong.

“We are looking forward to announcing our plans for 2025 in the very near future.”

Neither WTRAndretti nor Cadillac, which is severing ties with Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the season, has made any official announcements for 2025 nor given any indication when such announcements might come, but with another domino in the 2025 silly season having fallen, it’s unlikely that it will be far off.

Story originally appeared on Racer