Santino Ferrucci will return to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) to compete in the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda entry at the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Aug. 6-8 on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee.
Hy-Vee, Inc. – an employee-owned supermarket chain that operates more than 280 retail stores across eight Midwestern states – is the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for two races this season, as well as a full-season associate, and was the primary sponsor of Ferrucci’s car at the Indy 500, doubleheader races in Detroit and the Mid-Ohio event.
Ferrucci, a Connecticut native, has finished in the top 10 in all four of his starts this season with RLL, including a season-best sixth in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit.
“I’m super excited to be back driving for RLL and Hy-Vee,” Ferrucci said. “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.”
The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season continues with the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix, which will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 5:30 p.m. (ET) Sunday, Aug. 8.