Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing confirmed on Friday that Luther Automotive Group, the Mid-West’s largest new and used car dealership has joined the team as an associate sponsor for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

The deal will also see Graham Rahal’s number 15 Honda receive primary sponsorship from the Luther Automotive Group for the Iowa Corn 300.

Speaking about the deal, President of the Luther Automotive Group, David Luther said:

We are proud to be part of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing family and do our part to support Graham and Takuma as well as Bobby, David and Mike.  “We’re honored to be associated with such as wonderful organization and are looking forward to the start of the IndyCar Series season as well as the race at Iowa Speedway.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team co-owner Bobby Rahal commented by saying:

Luther Automotive Group is one of the top auto dealers and service providers in the Unites States with 38 dealerships. “David Luther and the Luther Automotive team have built an incredible business and quality reputation throughout the Midwest and he and I have grown our mutual business respect for one another into a friendship. It’s great to have them on board and help them showcase their brand, especially to those in the Midwest, which has traditionally been a strong audience for Indy car racing.

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field two full-time cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2018 with Takuma Sato joining Graham Rahal.

The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season gets underway in two weeks time with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.

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