Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that industrial staffing giant PeopleReady has returned to the team as primary sponsor of NTT INDYCAR SERIES Rookie of the Year candidate Christian Lundgaard’s entry for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 29.
PeopleReady, which first joined the team in 2020, has also expanded its partnership to include primary sponsorship of Lundgaard’s No. 30 Honda-powered entry at the XPEL 375 on March 20 at Texas Motor Speedway and the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey on Sept. 11 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
The staffing leader also is returning as a season-long associate sponsor for Lundgaard and teammate Graham Rahal.
“PeopleReady is thrilled to continue our partnership with RLL this season,” said Taryn Owen, president of PeopleReady. “We’re focused on putting work and workforces within reach and making it faster and easier than ever before to connect people and work. As the primary sponsor for Christian Lundgaard, we’re looking forward to driving home the power of our mission and brand with race fans again this year.”
PeopleReady’s first experience with RLL as a primary sponsor earned it a place in the history books when Takuma Sato drove the No. 30 PeopleReady Honda to victory in the 2020 Indianapolis 500. The staffing leader hopes to again make racing history during Lundgaard’s rookie campaign and through other initiatives to be announced later.
“I’m very pleased that we have been able to not just continue our relationship with PeopleReady but to also grow the relationship to include primary sponsorship of Christian Lundgaard’s race car at Texas and Laguna Seca in addition to the Indy 500,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLL. “It has been a fantastic relationship since Day 1.
“Of course, winning the Indy 500 for them in their first racing event to be a primary sponsor in 2020 was a real accomplishment for both of our organizations. We have continued to work together since that time and been able to enhance the partnership with other opportunities. We look forward to a very successful year together in 2022, especially with Christian driving the car, and are excited to continue to grow the relationship in coming years.”
Lundgaard’s full-season participation in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is much-anticipated after his series debut in August 2021 on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Lundgaard, 20, from Hedensted, Denmark, had limited preparation before his debut but turned heads when he qualified on the second row in fourth place and went on to finish 12th despite a condensed event schedule and competitive field.
The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on Feb. 25-27.
PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and its skilled trades division focuses on providing highly skilled tradespeople. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue-collar industries, including construction, energy, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack platform and 600-plus branch offices across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. Learn more at www.peopleready.com or www.skilled.peopleready.com.