Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
October 22, 2014
CLEARPLEX JOINS RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AS AN ASSOCIATE SPONSOR OF THEIR INDY CAR AND SPORTS CAR PROGRAMS
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that ClearPlex®, makers of leading automotive glass protection film, have entered into a multi-year agreement as an associate sponsor of their Verizon IndyCar Series and Tudor United SportsCar programs. In addition, ClearPlex® was named the Official Windshield Protection of RLL, with their proprietary films to be installed on all team vehicles and transporters providing an instant proving ground. “We are excited to be partnered with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” said Chris Tomaszewski, VP/Counsel of ClearPlex Direct, the exclusive USA based distributor. “Rahal Letterman Lanigan are synonymous with excellence and the team is a perfect fit for ClearPlex, the first and only Patented and optically clear windshield protection film. ClearPlex is designed to take what the road or racing surface dishes out. Partnering up with a world class racing organization is the perfect way to showcase our technology on the world stage."
ClearPlex® produces and distributes automotive glass protection film and related products for use throughout the world. ClearPlex® provides an economically sound solution to the problems of automotive glass damage and replacement, vehicle integrity and safety, and pollution caused by dumping broken automotive glass into landfills. “We are very pleased to welcome ClearPlex® to the team,” added Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. “I’m particularly pleased that they are a new sponsor to motor racing and I’m very proud and appreciative of their support. It’s a great product that we believe in and the Bobby Rahal Automotive Group will be utilizing this product at our dealerships in Pennsylvania. As more people learn about it through this partnership, I think it will produce a great return on their investment. We are very excited to help the company achieve the goals they have set by entering into this sponsorship.” Team highlights for 2014 include a second place finish in race one of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Verizon IndyCar Series race by Graham Rahal as well as six podium finishes for BMW Team RLL, the team’s two-car sports car program that competed in the GTLM class of the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship. Bobby and Graham Rahal will sign autographs in the ClearPlex® booth (#12129) at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show on Tuesday, November 4 from 1-2 p.m. PT.
ClearPlex® produces and distributes automotive glass protection film and related products for use throughout the world. ClearPlex® provides an economically sound solution to the problems of automotive glass damage and replacement, vehicle integrity and safety, and pollution caused by dumping broken automotive glass into landfills.
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2015 the team will compete in their 24th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice -- their 29 poles, 81 podium finishes and 1992 series championship.
The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 - Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL competed in the GTLM class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and earned six podium finishes including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team will attempt to add to their 10 wins and 49 sports car podium finishes.
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