RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING ENTERS THE 91st INDIANAPOLIS 500 HILLIARD, Ohio . . . Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today it has submitted its official entries for the 91st Indianapolis 500 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. RLR will field two...
RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING ENTERS THE 91st INDIANAPOLIS 500
HILLIARD, Ohio . . . Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today it has submitted its official entries for the 91st Indianapolis 500 to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. RLR will field two entries at Indianapolis with IndyCar Series drivers Scott Sharp driving the No. 8 Patron Tequila Honda/Dallara/Firestone and Jeff Simmons piloting the No. 17 Team Ethanol Honda/Dallara/Firestone.
The 2007 Indy 500 will mark Rahal Letterman Racing's sixth consecutive Indianapolis 500. RLR won the 2004 Indy and finished as the runner-up in the 2005 race.
Scott Sharp will make his RLR debut at the Speedway in 2007. Sharp, the 2001 pole winner, carries the second longest consecutive start streak at Indy having started the last nine Indianapolis 500's and 12 of the last 13 Memorial Day classics.
"One of the things that attracted me to Rahal Letterman Racing was the team's success at Indianapolis," said Sharp. "I have won races and championships during my career, but the ultimate success at Indianapolis is something that has eluded me. RLR has won the Indy 500 and they are one of the teams that has be reckoned with every May, having that track record of success behind me has me optimistic about the prospects for the month not only for myself but for Patron Tequila in their first Indy 500 as a primary sponsor."
Jeff Simmons will me making his third Indianapolis 500 start and his second straight as the driver of the Team Ethanol entry for Rahal Letterman Racing. Simmons made his Indy 500 and IndyCar Series debut in 2004 driving for Mo Nunn Racing.
"The Indianapolis 500 is a special event unlike any other," said Simmons. "As a driver you cherish the Indy experience and realize that success at the Brickyard can define your driving legacy." "The start of the 2007 season has been memorable for the Ethanol industry with all of the IndyCar Series cars running on 100-percent Ethanol. I can only imagine the excitement that will be generated when all 33 cars take the green flag at Indianapolis running on Ethanol."