BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 12, 2016) – 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 July 17. 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. Rousseau was also primary sponsor of the team’s No. 15 Indy car entry in Toronto last year.
“It’s great to welcome back Rousseau as primary sponsor at Toronto for the second year,” said Bobby Rahal. “I have a long history with Rousseau, first with our auto dealership group and then with the race teams. The car looks great and I’m looking forward to seeing it up front.”
”Partnering for a second straight year with an organization that has the same drive as Rousseau was an easy decision to make,” added Charles-Alexandre Pare, Vice President of Sale & Marketing, Rousseau Metal. “Rousseau is honored to be the primary sponsor and we continue to have a solid partnership on and off the track.”
The Honda Indy Toronto is Round 12 of 16 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. There are five races remaining this season, as well as Round 9 at Texas Motor Speedway, that was rescheduled for August 27 due to inclement weather on June 11. Graham Rahal is currently tied for ninth place in series point standings with a total of 275. The Honda Indy Toronto will be televised on CNBC in the United States beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 17.
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, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2016, the team will compete in their 25th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 22 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles, 87 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 moved to 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 earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podiums to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships. In 2016, BMW Team RLL will attempt to add to their 13 wins, 20 poles and 57 podium finishes.
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