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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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