2019 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Yr Santino Ferrucci will return to the NTT IndyCar Sequence with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to compete within the No. 45 automobile for the 2021 Indianapolis 500. Worker-owned grocery store chain Hy-Vee will probably be sponsoring the entry.
Ferrucci left IndyCar after two full seasons with Dale Coyne Racing in 2019 and Coyne’s entry with Vasser-Sullivan in 2020 to race part-time within the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence for Sam Hunt Racing. Ferrucci impressed on the oval tracks, ending a career-best fourth place 4 instances on ovals.
Ferrucci has been notably spectacular on the Indy 500, successful his rookie of the 12 months honors by tearing by way of the sphere to complete seventh after qualifying twenty-third. In 2020, he improved upon that mark by posting a fourth place end on the occasion, simply behind now-teammates Graham Rahal and race winner Takuma Sato.
“I’m excited to be competing within the Indianapolis 500 with Hy-Vee and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Ferrucci mentioned.
“It’s a terrific alternative and I can not thank the staff, house owners and companions sufficient for believing in me. I’m tremendous excited to begin spending a while on the store in Indianapolis and getting ready for an unbelievable run this Might.”
Hy-Vee joined RLLR in 2020 as the first sponsor for Rahal’s entry on the second race of the Iowa Indy 250s in addition to Spencer Pigot‘s entry within the Indy 500. This 12 months, the corporate would be the major sponsor for Rahal’s entries at Street America and World Extensive Know-how Raceway, and an affiliate sponsor all season lengthy.
“The thrill and power that the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing staff brings forth to our partnership is like none different,” mentioned Hy-Vee President and CEO Randy Edeker.
“The staff actually cares about its followers identical to we care about our clients at Hy-Vee. Since signing on as a sponsor final 12 months, we’ve heard from individuals everywhere in the nation about our involvement in racing. We all know we have now a implausible season developing that followers throughout the nation in addition to our workers will take pleasure in.”
Ferrucci will be part of the staff within the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a two-day check on 08-09 April earlier than the season begins on 18 April on the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The 2021 Indianapolis 500 will happen on 30 Might.