National Guard Indy Car Entry to Feature Special Livery at Pocono to Commemorate the Fourth of July Weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 1, 2014) – The No. 15 National Guard Dallara-Honda-Firestone entry driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series will feature a special livery at the Pocono INDYCAR 500 to commemorate the Fourth of July weekend and honor the more than 350,000 Army National Guard Soldiers who serve in over 3,200 communities across 54 US states and territories. The unique one-race design features a patriotic mix of red, white and blue with iconic brand elements for the National Guard, including highlights of ‘urban camouflage’ used on the team’s crew apparel this season.

“I love the current red, white and blue livery but it’s great to have a special one for the Fourth of July weekend,” said Graham Rahal.  “The camouflage is really a cool touch and I hope it connects with the men and women of the National Guard that we are honored to represent.  As an American, racing on this particular weekend is very special and I think the car will look great on track!”

The Pocono INDYCAR 500 will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 12 noon ET on Sunday, July 6.

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 compete in 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, 81 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 is attempting to add to their 10 wins, 17 poles and 47 podium finishes.

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