Statement from Bobby Rahal on National Guard Sponsorship

This quote is attrib­uted to Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mike Lanigan:

We were informed this after­noon that the National Guard will end all spon­sor­ship of motor­sports, including both IndyCar and NASCAR at the conclu­sion of the 2014 seasons.  This is obvi­ously very disap­pointing news to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing given the signif­i­cant incre­mental brand expo­sure we have worked to produce for the National Guard in our first season together, including various off-track marketing and adver­tising programs focused on supporting the mission set forth. We will continue to work hard to uphold the honor and integrity of the National Guard throughout the remainder of the season.  Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing would like to thank the National Guard for allowing us the priv­i­lege of repre­senting some of the finest men and women, those ‘citizen soldiers’ that protect our free­doms and safety each and every day… as we Focus Forward!”