Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that industrial staffing giant PeopleReady has returned to the team as primary sponsor of rookie of the year candidate Christian Lundgaard’s entry for the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2022. PeopleReady, who first joined the team in 2020, has also expanded their partnership to include primary sponsorship of Lundgaard’s No. 30 Honda-powered entry at the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on March 20 and the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on September 11.
PeopleReady’s first experience with RLL as a primary sponsor earned them a place in the history books when Takuma Sato piloted the No. 30 PeopleReady Honda to victory in the world-famous Indy 500 on August 23, 2020. The staffing leader hopes to again make racing history during Lundgaard’s rookie campaign and through other initiatives to be announced later.
“With the addition of rookie of the year candidate, Christian Lundgaard, we are looking forward to an exciting season alongside RLL,” said PATRICK BEHARELLE, CEO of TrueBlue, parent company of PeopleReady. “Being a force for good on and off the track is something we’re especially proud of and we are excited to continue to amplify our mission with the racing community and fans.”
TARYN OWEN, president of PeopleReady says, “PeopleReady is thrilled to continue our partnership with RLL this season. 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.”
Lundgaard’s full-season participation in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is much-anticipated after his series debut on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in August 2021. 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.
“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. “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.”
The 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on February 25-27. The 17-race schedule includes 13 races broadcast on NBC, with the remaining races on Peacock and USA Network. For more information about the series or team, visit www.indycar.com and http://www.rahal.com.