Bobby Rahal comments on new television package

What follows is a quote from Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner and three-time IndyCar champion Bobby Rahal concerning today's Indy Racing League announcement regarding its future television package. The Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for...

What follows is a quote from Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner and three-time IndyCar champion Bobby Rahal concerning today's Indy Racing League announcement regarding its future television package.

The Indy Racing League, the sanctioning body for the IndyCar Series in DIRECTV HD and Firestone Indy Lights, today announced multi-year media partnerships with ABC and VERSUS. The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race will remain on ABC, continuing one of the longest partnerships in television sports, while the move to VERSUS, home to the National Hockey League, the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, college football, Davis Cup and Tour de France, will give the IndyCar Series a new cable television partner beginning in 2009.

"Anything we can do to show more of the excitement of IndyCar racing benefits all of us," said Rahal. "I've seen what Versus has done for the Tour de France and if they do the same kind of job for us then I can only think it will be much better for the IRL. RLR also welcomes the financial and programming commitment Versus will make to tell the story about the drivers, teams and series to the public. In addition to the new programming, we are pleased that the Indianapolis 500 will continue to appear on ABC/ESPN, maintaining a long Memorial Day tradition."

-credit: rlr

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