Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced Nov. 23 the team has revised the entry designation for two of its three full-time programs for the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
Jack Harvey will take over the No. 30 entry, while Christian Lundgaard will drive the No. 45 Honda-powered entry. Graham Rahal will continue in the No. 15 entry.
“We have been looking at ways to ensure our increased performance and improve our potential for success for 2023, and one of our decisions has been to reassign cars to Jack and Christian,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLL. “We made a commitment to our drivers, team members and sponsors to perform at our highest level possible, and although 2022 didn’t work out as we wanted, we have made moves to improve this. One of which was the commitment we made when we hired Technical Director Stefano Sordo, who can bring a new perspective. We feel this recent decision on our driver/car lineup will also be a positive one for both Jack and Christian, as well as our organization as a whole.”
Supermarket chain Hy-Vee will continue as the full-season, primary sponsor of the No. 45 entry as part of a multiyear agreement. Details on primary sponsorship for the No. 30 entry will be announced in the coming months. Hy-Vee will also be present on the No. 30 entry as an associate sponsor as part of its teamwide associate sponsorship.
In 2023, Harvey will begin his fourth full season in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. His best start to date is second in the 2021 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg and 2020 GMR Grand Prix, with a best finish of third in the 2019 GMR Grand Prix.
Lundgaard will begin his second full season in the series in 2023 after being named the 2022 Rookie of the Year with a best finish of second place in the Gallagher Grand Prix in July at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a best start of third in the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix in August at Nashville.
The 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg presented by RP Funding on March 3-5.