IndyCar: D-A Lubricant joins RLL sponsorship lineup

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Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda will feature support and signage from D-A Lubri­cant Co., a privately owned heavy duty, and indus­trial lubri­cant compounder/blender, throughout the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

D-A Lubricant will serve as primary sponsor for the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on April 10-12, and has also joined RLL as a major associate sponsor in a multi-year agreement.

This part­ner­ship marks a return to Indy car racing for D-A Lubri­cant Co., based in Lebanon, Ind., who spon­sored entries in the Indi­anapolis 500 from 1955 — 1958 with a highest finish of sixth in “The Greatest Spec­tacle in Racing” in 1956 with driver Bob Sweikert. D-A-sponsored cars also ran in the USAC Cham­pi­onship Car series during that time period, earning one win in 1957 and four wins in 1958.

In addi­tion, the rela­tion­ship provides a business-to-business oppor­tu­nity with the LANCO Group of Compa­nies, whose pres­i­dent is RLL co-owner Michael Lanigan. D-A Lubri­cant Co. will provide addi­tional tech­nical support to the team in ‘devel­op­ment’ of perfor­mance lubri­cants that will be used on the race car.

“I am happy to welcome D-A Lubri­cant Co. to the team,” Michael Lanigan, co-owner of RLL with 1986 Indy 500 winner and three-time Indy car cham­pion Bobby Rahal and CBS Late Show host David Letterman, said in a release. “I also look forward to using their prod­ucts in all of our heavy equip­ment and to promote their vast selec­tion of oils, lubri­cants and other prod­ucts in the indus­tries the LANCO Group of Compa­nies are involved in.”