(born September 22
) is an American racecar team owner and former racecar driver born in Columbus, Ohio
. Before leaving driving to concentrate on car ownership, he ran one race in the 1996-1997 Indy Racing League
season, the 1997 Las Vegas 500K at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
. He started racing in 1989, winning SCCA-Ohio Valley Region's Novice Driver of the Year. He also won the 1996 Player’s/Toyota Atlantic C2 championship.
As an owner of Michael Shank Racing, he was car owner for Sam Hornish, Jr. when he won the 1999 Formula Atlantic series Rookie of the Year title. In 2006, his car, driven by Justin Wilson, A. J. Allmendinger, Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson, finished in 2nd position overall and in the Daytona Prototype class in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Shank has been twice named Formula Atlantic Team Owner of the Year.