FLEET COST & CARE EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING; WILL BE PRIMARY SPONSOR OF RAHAL’S ENTRY AT TEXAS AS WELL AS A FULL-SEASON ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 20, 2018) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Fleet Cost & Care (FCC), makers of the most comprehensive fleet management software solutions NexGen and Atom, will make its debut as a primary sponsor when 2016 race winner Graham Rahal returns to the high banked Texas Motor Speedway for the Texas Indy 600 on June 9. FCC has been an associate sponsor for the team’s Verizon IndyCar Series program since 2016.
In 2017, the FCC logo appeared on Rahal’s No. 15 Honda-powered entry at events in St. Petersburg, Long Beach, the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Road America, Detroit, Mid-Ohio and Sonoma as well as on Oriol Servia’s No. 16 entry at the Indianapolis 500. For 2018, the company will be featured on the No. 15 entry at all 17 races.
“The expanding commitment that the men and women of Fleet Cost & Care are giving RLL is tremendous,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with former late night talk show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Michael Lanigan. “Just as their software helps companies save time, ensure safety, improve data accuracy, and just work smarter, their support of our program allows us to compete at the highest levels with the ultimate goal of winning the championship. We are proud of our Fleet Cost & Care partnership and look forward to growing our business together for years to come.”
“As Fleet Cost & Care celebrates our 25th anniversary, we could not be more excited to grow our relationship with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Being a sponsor of a team with the history of success and professionalism that RLL enjoys gives us great pride”,” added Fleet Cost & Care President Jeff Curran. “We are looking forward to a great 2018 season and many more to come.”
The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season begins March 9-11 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Graham Rahal won the event in 2008 and won pole in 2009 – both feats earned him the distinction of being the youngest in series history to do so. Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato returned to the team as Rahal’s teammate. For more details about the Series, please visit www.indycar.com .
About Fleet Cost & Care
Fleet Cost & Care (FCC) is a fleet management software company serving businesses of all sizes in the heavy equipment industry. FCC’s software enables companies to improve internal operations by providing a centralized system that speeds up invoicing, streamlines payroll, and ensures safety and success. The innovative FCC solution eliminates needless duplicate data entry while maximizing fleet and personnel efficiency and profitability. FCC serves customers around the globe, including North America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
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, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2018, the team will compete in their 27th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 25 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 30 poles, 94 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. Since 2014, BMW Team RLL has competed in the GTLM class of the United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and has brought their total to 17 wins, 23 poles and 68 podium finishes as well as a second place finish in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships in 2015 and 2017. The team recently announced a two-car program in the world’s first production-based electric vehicle race series – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY. The series will debut in the 2018/2019 season as a support series to the FIA Formula E Championship.