BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2018) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s Verizon IndyCar Series entry at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 29. It is the home race for Rahal, who grew up in nearby New Albany, Ohio as well as the home race for the team, who have a race shop in Hilliard, Ohio.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” said Francie Henry, Fifth Third Bank president of the Central Ohio Region. “We’re looking forward to seeing Ohio native Graham Rahal behind the wheel of the Fifth Third Bank #15 car at Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.”
Graham Rahal calls his popular 2015 win in the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio his most important accomplishment to date in his IndyCar Series career. In the past four races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Rahal has earned four consecutive top-five finishes dating back to 2014. Most recently, he matched his best qualifying position of fourth last year and earned a podium finish of third place.
“Since 2016, we have had a great relationship with Fifth Third Bank and are excited to have them as the primary sponsor on Graham’s entry for our home race at Mid-Ohio,” added Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. “The support they have shown the team as well as the communities they are involved in has been impressive. We are looking forward to returning home to Mid-Ohio and hope to put on a great show for the fans and Fifth Third Bank guests.”
The Honda Indy 200 Verizon IndyCar Series event will be broadcast live on NBC Sports at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 29. For more details about the Series, please visit www.indycar.com.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of March 31, 2018, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operated 1,153 full-service Banking Centers and 2,459 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to more than 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2018, had $363 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.