BMW Rahal Letterman Racing news 2010-07-20

AVNET JOINS BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING SPONSOR LINEUP HILLIARD, Ohio (July 20, 2010) -- The portfolio of Phoenix-based Avnet Electronics Marketing swelled on July 6 when its parent company, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), acquired long-time Rahal ...

AVNET JOINS BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING SPONSOR LINEUP

HILLIARD, Ohio (July 20, 2010) -- The portfolio of Phoenix-based Avnet Electronics Marketing swelled on July 6 when its parent company, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), acquired long-time Rahal Letterman Racing sponsor Bell Micro. At the same time, Avnet acquired an added benefit in the deal that wasn't shown on the acquisition sheet.

Bell Micro has been prominently featured on the side of the #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 during the 2010 American Le Mans Series, but this week's event at Lime Rock Park will see the car driven by Dirk Muller and Joey Hand displaying the new Avnet logo onto the track.

"The Rahal Letterman Racing team shares the same competitive drive as the one here at Avnet," said Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas. "We're hoping that the combination of these two powerful teams will turn into a big win for No. 90 at Lime Rock Park and beyond."

"As proud as we are about our long partnership with Bell Micro, we are just as excited about welcoming Avnet into our racing family," said Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal. "Partners like Avnet are the reason that we can continue pursuing our racing passions, and through this racing, we will make every effort to give some of that passion and excitement back to Avnet."

The Avnet logo will adorn the driver's-side door of the Muller/Hand car for the final five races of the 2010 season starting with this week's event at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. The race will be shown live on SPEED beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern on July 24.

-source: bmw/rlr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Joey Hand