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Jack Harvey will drive the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) starting with the 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series season in a multi-calendar year deal, team officials announced these days.
Harvey, 28, from Bassingham, England, will get started his third complete season in the NTT INDYCAR Series in 2022. His most effective start out is second, a few moments, and his ideal end is 3rd in the 2019 Indianapolis Grand Prix. In 2021, he attained 4 prime-5 begins and 6 best-10 finishes, with his very best finish of fourth coming at St. Petersburg and Portland.
“I’m extremely energized to be signing up for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Harvey claimed. “I’ve been doing the job towards this second for my overall vocation, and I’m so honored and grateful for the believe in Bobby (Rahal), Mike (Lanigan), David (Letterman) and Piers (Phillips, president) have placed in me.
“Hy-Vee has massively fully commited to elevating INDYCAR as a series, and I’m honored to be representing their brand on monitor in the No. 45. I’m keen to get to get the job done with Graham (Rahal) and the entire crew. We have popular targets of competing for wins and championships, and I’m self-confident we’ll be contending from the drop of the inexperienced flag subsequent year. This is an fascinating upcoming chapter, and I simply cannot hold out to see what lies in advance.”
Hy-Vee, Inc., an worker-owned supermarket chain that operates much more than 285 retail retailers across 8 Midwestern states, has been the key sponsor of the No. 15 and No. 45 entries for 11 races with the crew considering that 2020, and will broaden their application to come to be a complete-period primary sponsor of the No. 45 entry commencing in 2022 in a multi-yr agreement. They will also be a staff-huge associate sponsor.
Hy-Vee 1st joined the crew as the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for Race 2 at the Iowa Speedway in 2020 the place he concluded 3rd. The company was also the principal sponsor of the team’s entry for Spencer Pigot at the Indy 500 and an affiliate sponsor of Rahal’s entry for the famous race. In 2021, they have been a major sponsor at 9 races: the Indy 500, Detroit Grand Prix doubleheader and Mid-Ohio races with Santino Ferrucci, at Street The us and Globe Extensive Technology Raceway with Graham Rahal and at Portland, Laguna Seca and Very long Beach front with Oliver Askew.
“I cannot tell you how delighted I am to welcome Jack to our workforce,” group co-owner Bobby Rahal claimed. “I initially heard of him throughout his time in Indy Lights. He has a excellent file of accomplishment more than the years in all kinds of racing, so I’m pleased that he agreed to join our crew.
“He and Graham will get the job done effectively together and be a sturdy foundation for our driver lineup that will increase not only the stage of just about every driver individually but of the group as a end result. I respect and appreciate his commitment and do the job ethic to racing on and off the monitor, which is so key. And I also regard the way he promotions with individuals – welcoming and respectful. I believe we’re likely to have a good deal of good results collectively, and I pretty a lot appear forward to possessing him with us.”
Reported group co-operator Mike Lanigan: “I have heard nothing but superior items about Jack, and I assume he will do the job very well with our driver lineup. I believe it’s vital that they mesh well jointly, and I know Graham has a lot of regard for him. He has shown a ton of likely, and we’re seeking ahead to constructing on that. We welcome him to the workforce.”
The 2022 NTT INDYCAR Collection period commences with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Feb. 25-27. The 17-race routine contains the Hy-VeeDeals.com 250 on Saturday, July 23 and the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 on Sunday, July 24 – each at Iowa Speedway. Hy-Vee will present wide aid for the doubleheader celebration via a broad-ranging partnership that will convey INDYCAR racing again to the .875-mile Iowa Speedway, located around their headquarters in Des Moines, right after a just one-calendar year hiatus. For far more info about the series or team, go to www.indycar.com and www.rahal.com.
“Our ongoing partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing carries on to be a achievement,” mentioned Randy Edeker, Hy-Vee chairman of the board, CEO and president. “Over the previous two many years, we’ve appreciated being a aspect of a activity that carries on to see its admirer foundation grow substantially 12 months just after year. Now, as we glance in advance to the 2022 NTT INDYCAR Series time, we look ahead to hosting our own doubleheader occasion at the Iowa Speedway and seeing the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda acquire the observe in the nationally televised party.”