Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced that Santino Ferrucci will once again drive a third car for the team at the upcoming inaugural Music City Grand Prix.
The 23-year old will be behind the wheel of a Hy-Vee sponsored car for the fifth time this season, with successive one-race deals making up the entirety of his IndyCar program for 2021.
In each race he has started, Ferrucci has continued his habit of making bold passes and has earned a top-10 finish in every race so far.
“I’m super excited to be back driving for RLL and Hy-Vee,” said Ferrucci. “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.”
On account of RLL only having enough backup cars for Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal, Ferrucci was forced to race a team-mate’s backup car in Detroit after wrecking his car in that morning’s qualifying session.
That costly mistake does not seem to have affected the team’s outlook, however, as he sits just behind some notable full-time participants in the points despite only running four races so far this season.
The all-new venue is shaping up to be a popular one for drivers and fans alike, with organizers expecting 60,000 fans in attendance for the race and the weekend’s many musical performances.
The inaugural Music City Grand Prix will take place on August 8 from the streets of downtown Nashville, TN.