Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal who drives the No.15 Steak N’Shake Rahal Letteman Lanigan Racing Team Honda confirmed on Friday at the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg that he has extended his long standing partnership with Construction and Agricultural equipment brand Gehl.
The Wisconsin based company were one of Rahal’s first sponsors and their relationship has been going on for the last decade. Speaking about the extension of their partnership, Gehl parent company Manitou Americas Director of Marketing Lori Heidecker commented by saying:
“It is tremendous to think we have been associated with Graham for ten years now, “Over that time, Graham has become part of the Gehl and Manitou family. He works with our Gehl, Mustang and Manitou dealers and their customers at racing events. Our employees cheer for Graham, so there is a great company morale component. And his success on the race track has helped grow awareness for Gehl, Manitou and Mustang products. We are thrilled to continue working with Graham.
The announcement of the continued relationship comes as Graham Rahal competes in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg and speaking about the extension he stated:
“It is so meaningful to be able to continue this relationship with the Gehl, Manitou and Mustang team, The team has played a big role in the advancement of my career and we have both grown greatly over the last ten years. It’s an honor to represent the Gehl brand and engage with their dealers, customers and employees. I look forward to the next several years together with genuine enthusiasm.