Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team co owner Bobby Rahal says his outfit which he owns alongside former talk show host David Letterman and businessman Mike Lanigan are close to making an announcement about running a third car full time in the NTT IndyCar Series in 2020.
RLL expanded to a two car full time programme in 2018 with the return if their former driver and 2017 Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato.
The team have had some great success and Rahal says that a deal for a third car will be completed shortly.
Graham Rahal who this weekend is driving the No.15 Total Honda for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway confirmed earlier this week that he and his wife Courtney Force hosted a number of potential sponsors at an event recently which went really well.
The news last week that McLaren Racing will enter the NTT IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports next season with Chevrolet power has created a potential opportunity for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Paddock Eye has learned that with Meyer Shank Racing looking for a new partner in the NTT IndyCar Series to run Jack Harvey in 2020, Bobby Rahal is open to the idea of forming a partnership with Michael Shank that would allow Harvey to join RLL alongside Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato in a technical partnership similar to the one that Meyer Shank Racing currently have with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
Rahal has confirmed that he was held talks with Shank in the past about a partnership but that nothing happened however with both parties close ties with Honda and Rahal’s and Shank’s desire to expand a partnership between the pair would make commercial sense.
It would also be a great partnership for James Meyer, president of Sirius XM as he has expressed a keen interest in expanding his involvement in the NTT IndyCar Series.