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Get To Know: Christian Lundgaard

Christian Lundgaard likely got it from his Dad. The “racing bug”, as it’s called. That thirst for a speed that can’t be quenched until you strap into a race car.

Henrik Lundgaard understood it. After all, he was five years into a European Rally championship racing career when his 2nd son was born.

Christian Lundgaard was born July 23, 2001 in Haldenstad Denmark, a town with a metro population about the same size as Kokomo, Indiana. By age 11, Christian had watched enough of his older brother Daniel, and father’s races. He begged to finally get his chance.

He began in go karts, and won multiple championships throughout Europe. By the time he was 15, Lundgaard was recognized by as one of the Top five most promising talents in karting.

By 2017, he joined Alpine Academy, a Renault driver development program. It paid dividends.

In 2021, he caught the eye of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, who tested him at Barber

Motorosports Park in July of that year and started him in the IndyCar GP at IMS a month later. He qualified 4th in his debut and finished 12th, earning a full time ride for this season.

Away from the track, his passions include playing “Call of Duty” and binge watching Netflix shows.

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