IndyCar's RLL Racing broke ground Tuesday on a new headquarters in Zionsville. Staff photo by Gus Pearcy
IndyCar's RLL Racing broke ground Tuesday on a new headquarters in Zionsville. Staff photo by Gus Pearcy
Last October, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced the construction of a new headquarters for the team in Zionsville. The $20 million investment and 73 new jobs created plenty of excitement.

Co-owner Mike Lanigan spoke about coming to Zionsville in 1973 to eat at a favorite restaurant, Adam’s Rib & Seafood House.

“We use to, actually, on weekends, drive through Zionsville because of how unique the town was,” Lanigan said during the ceremony. “It had a lot of character.”

When the opportunity to relocate to Zionsville was brought up, Lanigan said he jumped at the idea and said it is amazing how much the town has grown.

On Tuesday, the team broke ground on the 100,000-square-foot headquarters in Creekside Corporate Park. It will be a state-of-the-art facility that will consolidate the team’s IndyCar facility in Brownsburg and the IMSA facility in Ohio.

Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron welcomed the team and development, touting the town’s quality amenities.

“Our efforts to seek the right fit for Creekside Corporate Park have proven successful with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing expanding to Zionsville and choosing Creekside Corporate Park for their corporate headquarters,” Styron said in a previous press release. “In Zionsville, we have the best of both worlds – a thriving business community and an unparalleled quality of life. RLL fits in well with the local culture and business environment and I know their team will love being part of this community. We are thrilled to welcome RLL to town.”

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he was excited for the new direction for the town, Central Indiana and the entire state.

Several were on hand for the event, including Indianapolis Motor Speedway owner Roger Penske. RLL has four entries in the NTT IndyCar Series and the International Motor Sports Association WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Lanigan took an opportunity to poke fun at Penske.

“I can’t imagine IndyCar without Roger Penske over the last 18 months,” he said. “He’s a great guy. I admire the man. I admire the whole association of IndyCar and I hope you come in second in two weeks.”

The grand opening of the facility is scheduled for 2022.
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