Top New Honda Dealer in the Nation — Norm Reeves Honda Superstore — Joins RLL as a Team Partner

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 18, 2012) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Norm Reeves Honda Super­store, the number one selling new Honda dealer in the U.S.A., has become an “Offi­cial Team Partner” of their IZOD IndyCar Series team that fields Honda-powered Indy cars.   
 
“Profes­sion­alism, deter­mi­na­tion and team­work are qual­i­ties of the Norm Reeves Honda Super­store team,” said Dave Conant, CEO of The CAR Group. “We find these same qual­i­ties in the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing orga­ni­za­tion and we are very proud to partner with and to support such a great team.”
 
“We’re very pleased that Norm Reeves Honda Super­store has come on board as a team partner,” said Bobby Rahal.  “I have known Dave for many years as a fellow Honda dealer and have the utmost respect for how he does busi­ness. But what makes it partic­u­larly special is that Dave is great fan of motor racing, partic­u­larly road racing having grown up near Elkhart Lake. To have Dave join myself and the team is a huge plus for us. Dave has one of the most successful auto­mo­tive deal­er­ship groups in the United States and is a leader in virtu­ally every cate­gory and it’s a real honor to have him involved with our team.”
 
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing returned to full-time IZOD IndyCar Series compe­ti­tion in 2012 for the first time since 2008. Season high­lights include a second place finish in Edmonton and third in Brazil with Takuma Sato in addi­tion to being a contender for the team’s second victory in the Indi­anapolis 500 on the final lap.  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.
 
In November, the team announced that Graham Rahal, 23, had signed a multi-year contract to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series for the team his father, 1986 Indi­anapolis 500 winner and three-time Indy car cham­pion Bobby Rahal co-owns with CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Michael Lanigan.  TBC Retail Group, who has spon­sored Graham since 2010, will be the primary sponsor while Valvo­line will be a major asso­ciate sponsor.
 
About Norm Reeves Honda Super­store
Norm Reeves Honda Super­store is America’s leading retailer of new Honda auto­mo­biles. It has led the nation in annual sales more than twenty times. The Super­store is part of The CAR Group, based in Newport Beach, Cali­fornia, with deal­er­ships in Cali­fornia and Florida. Norm Reeves Honda Super­store serves the greater Los Angeles metro market from it’s loca­tion in the Cerritos Auto Square.
 
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.
 

 – RLL -