And 25-year-old American Graham Rahal will become the new face of The Guard for the IndyCar Series.
Panther owner John Barnes, who landed the National Guard as his primary sponsor in 2008, did not return phone calls but a source familiar with the inner workings of the Guard confirmed the change. Bobby Rahal, who began fielding a car for his son this season, was unavailable for comment, as was Lanigan and young Rahal.
The Guard sponsorship has reportedly been anywhere from $10-13 million per year and includes a substantial at-the-track program for current Guardsmen and women, in addition to honoring past war heroes. More at Racer.com