American Luxury Brand Robert Talbott Sponsors RLL’s IndyCar Program

Amer­ican Luxury Brand To Provide Offi­cial Apparel To Team

Monterey, CA, May 8, 2014 – Robert Talbott announced today that it will sponsor the Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing team, of which IndyCar driver Graham Rahal is a member, during the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, begin­ning with the Grand Prix of Indi­anapolis on Saturday, May 10. Terms of the agree­ment were not disclosed.

As sponsor, Robert Talbott will provide RLL with co-branded sports­wear for the team during the 2014 season. Addi­tion­ally, the Monterey clothier will provide Graham Rahal and select members of the RLL exec­u­tive manage­ment team with a more complete wardrobe – including sport shirts, sweaters and jackets. This spon­sor­ship comes on the heels of last year’s launch of Robert Talbott Motor­sports®, which was created to support Amer­ican motor­sports and young drivers.

We are excited to join one of America’s most cele­brated and accom­plished racing teams,” commented Bob Corliss, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Robert Talbott, Inc. “We admire the work ethic exhib­ited by Graham and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team and support their passion for achieving excel­lence. The part­ner­ship is a great fit as we are both committed to culti­vating home­grown talent, and we look forward to supporting the team’s accom­plish­ments this year.”

It is a great plea­sure to join the Robert Talbott family and welcome them to our team,” commented Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. “Our team is built on a strong Amer­ican heritage that demands the highest stan­dard of excel­lence in auto-racing, and it is a thrill to work with an Amer­ican company that also has a passion for excel­lence and for motorsports.”

Graham currently drives the No. 15 National Guard-backed Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series for Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. 

About Robert Talbott, Inc. (www.roberttalbott.com)

Robert Talbott, Inc. is an Amer­ican purveyor of luxury apparel and acces­sories for men and women, including neck­wear, shirts, knitwear, sports­wear, and unique made-to-measure tailored clothing.  Founded in 1950, Robert Talbott is based in Monterey, Cali­fornia, and offers a wide range of luxury prod­ucts at the finest specialty and high-end stores, in addi­tion to Robert Talbott brand stores and on www.roberttalbott.com.

About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Browns­burg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Cham­pion and 1986 Indi­anapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2014 the team will begin their 23rd year of open wheel compe­ti­tion and attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles, 80 podium finishes and 1992 series cham­pi­onship. The team also competed in the Amer­ican Le Mans Series from 2009 – 2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manu­fac­turer and Team Cham­pi­onships in the GT cate­gory in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 — Manu­fac­turer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Cham­pi­onship and third in the Manu­fac­turer Cham­pi­onship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manu­fac­turer Cham­pi­onship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL is competing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship with a two-car program in the GTLM class and will attempt to add to their 10 wins and 47 podium finishes.

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