Fleet Cost & Care Extends Partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Returning as the #15 car’s Primary Sponsor at the Texas Indy 375 and the Official Fleet Management Software Company of RLL
Detroit, MI (January 31, 2023) – Fleet Cost & Care (FCC), an industry leader in fleet management software, announced today, that it has extended their partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) and their NTT INDYCAR SERIES team in a new multi-year agreement. In 2023, FCC will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s #15 Honda-powered entry at the Texas Indy 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 2nd, a full-season associate sponsor, and the Official Fleet Management Software Company of RLL.
“Without question, continuing this partnership is the right thing to do. We enjoy the visibility our partnership brings to our brand and the doors it continues to open – it is an important element of our growth strategy. The racing is fun too!” said Fleet Cost & Care President Jeff Curran. “Being part of the RLL team is a true pleasure for me and everyone at Fleet Cost & Care. We are excited for what 2023 will bring.”
FCC is in their eighth season with the team in 2023 after growing the relationship from an associate sponsor role for multiple races in 2016 into a full season associate sponsor and primary for Graham Rahal’s entry for one race per year since 2018. In 2022, they were the primary sponsor of Rahal’s entry at the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway and added primary sponsorship of rookie Christian Lundgaard’s entry at Road America.
“Jeff Curran and Fleet Cost & Care have been a great partner for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for many years. I have nothing but respect for him and his team. We thank them for their continued support and look forward to working with them for many years to come,” said Mike Lanigan, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with Bobby Rahal and David Letterman.
“The relationship we’ve had with Jeff Curran and everyone at Fleet Cost & Care has always been a positive and productive one so I am very excited that we are extending our partnership,” added Bobby Rahal. ”Over the years, we have met many current and prospective customers of the company and gained many new INDYCAR fans in the process while also helping take their business to the next level. It’s been a win/win for both of us.”
The 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season begins with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, March 5 at 12 p.m. EDT. All on-track action can be seen on NBC or NBC’s Peacock Premium streaming service or USA Network. For more information about the series or team, visit www.indycar.com and www.rahal.com.
About Fleet Cost & Care
Founded in 1993, and celebrating its 30th year in business, Fleet Cost & Care (FCC) is a fleet management software company serving the heavy equipment industry around the globe. FCC’s software enables companies to improve internal operations by providing a centralized system that accelerates dispatching and invoicing, streamlines payroll, and ensures safety and risk mitigation best practices.
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Zionsville, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2023, the team begins its 32nd year of competition and will attempt to add to its 29 Indy car wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice and the 2020 Indy 500 with Takuma Sato — their 33 poles, 109 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. From 2014 to 2021, BMW Team RLL competed in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a two-car program. In 2022, BMW M Team RLL competed in the GTD PRO class in IMSA while simultaneously ramping up for a two-car program in the much-anticipated GTP class in IMSA for 2023. In total, the team has earned 22 wins – including the 2019 and 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races, 30 poles and 96 podium finishes prior to the start of the 2023 season. BMW M Team RLL highlights also include second-place finishes in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships in 2015 and 2017 and being named the 2020 Michelin North American Endurance Champions.