BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 8, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Rousseau Metal, a leader in storage solutions, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Verizon IndyCar Series entry driven by Graham Rahal for the Honda Indy Toronto race on June 14. Quebec-based Rousseau Metal has been a team partner since 2009 and the cabinets are a mainstay in the team’s Indy car and sports car race shops as well as their transporters. It is the first time the company has been a primary sponsor of an Indy car entry.
“I have had a relationship with Rousseau for many years, first in the service and parts areas of our dealership group and then with the race teams,” said Bobby Rahal. “I’m very happy that Rousseau will be the primary sponsor of our Indy car in Toronto and we look forward to bringing them a good result. It’s exciting to see our relationship grow to this new level.”
“With Rousseau celebrating its 65th anniversary, becoming Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s primary sponsor for the Honda Indy Toronto was perfect timing,” added Charles-Alexandre Pare, Rousseau Metal. “We are so excited and proud to continue our partnership with such a class act organization.”
The Honda Indy Toronto is Round 10 of 16 in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Graham Rahal is currently fifth in series point standings with a total of 261. Of the seven road and street races so far this season, Rahal has run in the top-five in all but two and has finished on the podium in three of the past four. The Honda Indy Toronto will be televised on NBCSN beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET Sunday, June 14.
About Rousseau Metal, Inc.
Rousseau Metal Inc. has been manufacturing high-quality products for 65 years. Over the years, we have become known as a leader in storage solutions. The quality, durability and reliability of our products have earned them a reputation as being among the best in the industry. Our various product lines adapt to your specific needs and can evolve in line with your business. Our specialists offer personalized solutions to address the storage and ergonomic challenges of your work environment.
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 2015 the team will compete in their 24th 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, 84 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 competed in the GTLM class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and earned six podium finishes including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team opened the season by scoring their 50th podium finish of second place at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and will attempt to add to their 12 wins.
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