Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Friday following the opening practice session ahead of Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway that they have signed a multi (five year) contract extension with Graham Rahal who drives the No.15 Honda in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Rahal, who has driven for the team full-time in the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2013 has won 6 races for the outfit including here in 2016 in the closet finish in Texas Motor Speedway history.
Speaking following the news, Rahal said:
t’s nice to continue the consistency we’ve had in the program. “All of this is thanks to the sponsors that have given our team the stability to allow me to sign for five years. Obviously that is a long time. For me as a driver, it’s great to have that commitment and it’s great for our sponsors in terms of long term planning and obviously due to their current commitment this was possible. It’s always been a dream of mine to win the Indy 500 with this team, my dad, Mike and Dave. We have been able to win races together and hopefully we will be able to add many more wins going forward.
Michael Lanigan, who owns the team in partnership with 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal and former late night talk show host David Letterman commented saying:
have had Graham drive for me since he was 17 years old in the Atlantic Series. “He has won in every series we have participated in together and I am very pleased to work together for the next five years. He is, and has grown to be, the most complete professional both on and off the race track and I am very proud to have him on board for many more years to come.