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.”