Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will put Michel Jourdain, Jr., behind the wheel at this year's Indianapolis 500.
The Rahal/Jourdain combo has had success in the past. Rahal Letterman Lanigan won the 2004 Indy 500, and Jourdain, Jr., gave the team a pair of IndyCar wins in 2003.
The team, based in Ohio, is co-owned by Bobby Rahal (three-time IndyCar champ and 1986 Indy 500 champion); Mike Lanigan (co-owner of Mi-Jack); and David Letterman (yes, that David Letterman).
Rahal, who had a storied racing career, founded the team in 1992, and has earned the respect of Jourdain. From an April Auto Week article:
"I am extremely happy about this new opportunity," said Jourdain, 35. "My best years professionally came with Bobby Rahal. I have been working out harder than ever to make sure I am as fit as possible. I know it is a huge challenge, to drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after so long and with this type of car, but I hope that I will feel at home in a few days."
The team has compiled 22 victories as well as a pair of series championships in 1992 and 2010.
Letterman became a co-owner in 1996.
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