Klipsch Joins RLL as the “Official Audio & Headphone Partner” and Associate Sponsor of No. 15 Indy Car Program

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 17, 2013) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Klipsch, a leading global speaker manu­fac­turer, has entered into a multi-year strategic part­ner­ship with the IndyCar Series team. Klipsch will serve as the “Offi­cial Audio & Head­phone Partner” of RLL and become an asso­ciate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

I’m really thrilled to welcome Klipsch to our team,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.  “Klipsch is a name I first became familiar with many years ago when I was in college and they were clearly the crème de la crème in the industry. For them to join with us now is partic­u­larly satis­fying for me. We like to asso­ciate ourselves with winners and Klipsch is certainly that.”

As a partner to RLL, Klipsch will be highly visible among the team’s drivers, crew and at-track hospi­tality areas. Klipsch will supply the race team with its latest head­phones on an on-going basis, enabling RLL guests to expe­ri­ence the brand’s award-winning comfort and high-performance sound signa­ture during each race weekend. In addi­tion, Klipsch and RLL will collab­o­rate on the tech­nical devel­op­ment of the team’s race commu­ni­ca­tions plat­form lever­aging the industry expert’s signif­i­cant exper­tise.
 
“It’s a thrill to join an orga­ni­za­tion like Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, embodying the same family legacy and commit­ment to perfor­mance that we value in our end brand,” said Steve Klipsch, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent Oper­a­tions Devel­op­ment for Klipsch Group, Inc. “As we get set to hit the track with Graham, we look forward to having him repre­sent the Klipsch brand and creating a long-term rela­tion­ship with RLL in the IZOD IndyCar Series.”
 
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commit­ment to inno­va­tion and deliv­ering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound repro­duc­tion. Today, the brand’s diverse product port­folio encom­passes home theater, profes­sional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commer­cial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and head­phones. As one of the first U.S. loud­speaker compa­nies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audio­philes and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX Inter­na­tional (NASDAQ: VOXX).
 
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 2013 the team will begin their 22nd 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 and 1992 series cham­pi­onship. The team also competes in the Amer­ican Le Mans Series 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.
 

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