Citrone Buhl Autosport with RLL announced on Tuesday that employee owned grocery store Hy-Vee will serve as primary sponsor to Spencer Pigot’s No.45 Honda for next weekend’s 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
Hy-Vee are no stranger to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as they served as primary sponsor to Graham Rahal in Iowa race 2 last month where Graham finished on the podium in third place.
Speaking about the news, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team co owner Bobby Rahal who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1986 commented saying:
We are excited for the opportunity to build on the success our partnership with Hy-Vee produced at Iowa Speedway when Graham earned his second podium finish of the season with third place. “It’s great to be able to expand on that and have Hy-Vee join us as the primary on Spencer Pigot’s entry. Spencer already had one impressive race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year and we have high expectations for more of the same at the Indy 500. Much like the fans of Indy car racing, Hy-Vee has a loyal customer base and we appreciate their support as we prepare for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field three cars in the 500 with Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato and Spencer Pigot. Speaking about the new partnership with Citrone Buhl Autosport with RLL, Hy-Vee Chairman of the board, CEO and President Randy Edeker commented saying:
This year, the 104th Indianapolis 500 will set records with the number of fans watching it from their homes, and when the opportunity to be a part of it became available, we immediately knew we wanted in on the excitement. “While Hy-Vee mainly has a presence in eight Midwestern states, our company and our customer base spans across the country. With subsidiaries and employees located throughout the nation, we look forward to supporting racing fans with our sponsorship of Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal’s entries at the Brickyard.”
Practice for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge gets underway tomorrow (Wednesday).