Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Monday that Santino Ferrucci will return to the cockpit of the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda for next month’s inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville following strong performances for the team in a number of races throughout the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season. Ferrucci who will race alongside teammate’s Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal commented saying:
“I’m super excited to be back driving for RLL and Hy-Vee. “It’s going to be an incredible race as it’s our first time racing in the streets of Nashville. The track has an incredible layout that has us racing over a bridge. I have been to the track before on a scooter so I at least know a little about the layout. I’m excited to get the chance to continue with consistent top-10 finishes for the team but I definitely think we can challenge for a win if the weekend goes smoothly.”
Randy Edeker, Chairman, CEO, and President of Hy-Vee commented on today’s announcement saying:
“Our partnership with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team has continued to bring excitement to our employees and customers. “We look forward to teaming up with Santino Ferrucci again to drive the No. 45 Hy-Vee entry in Nashville.”
The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix takes place from August 6-8.