IndyCar® Driver Graham Rahal to wear DRIFIRE baselayer for Indianapolis 500
CHICAGO, Ill.—DRIFIRE®, the originator of “high performance FR”, is the official base layer choice of IndyCar® driver Graham Rahal and his pit crew. DRIFIRE debuted in the racing market with its new base layer, DRIFIRE Prime™. Rahal and his crew have worn DRIFIRE Prime throughout the year, and will continue to depend on it in the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, May 24.
“The fit and the quality of the DRIFIRE products have been tremendous, and the entire crew is wearing it as well…I’m sure you’re going to see the DRIFIRE name and logo around racing much more in the future,” Rahal remarked.
DRIFIRE prides itself on delivering cutting-edge, high performance technology and DRIFIRE Prime base layer is just that. It features four-way stretch and soft compression innovation for comfort and ease of movement. DRIFIRE Prime provides inherent FR protection with drirelease® moisture wicking technology. drirelease is the same technology used by the world’s top athletic brands to keep wearers cool and comfortable. DRIFIRE Prime also features an athletic design for an improved fit.
While DRIFIRE Prime has made its debut in the racing world for top athletes, it will also be available to the industrial and military markets in Fall 2015. The base layer short sleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, boxer brief and long pant provide Ebt 4.9 cal/cm2, CAT1 protection, and are ASTM F1506 and NFPA 70E compliant—perfect for the industrial athlete.
DRIFIRE® is the premier provider and developer of high performance flame resistant (FR) fabrics and protective apparel to the government, industrial, racing and consumer markets. It is the only FR wear company to utilize drirelease® patented performance technology used by the world’s premier athletic brands. This technology ensures wearers are cool, dry and comfortable to operate at their peak. DRIFIRE®, owned by Chicago's Sterling Partners since its launch in 2006, makes flame-resistant apparel for every branch of the U.S. military as well as the oil and gas, chemical, and electric utilities industries.
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing:
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2015 the competes in their 24th year of open wheel competition and will attempt to add to their 20 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice -- their 29 poles, 83 podium finishes (including two second place finishes by Graham Rahal this season) and 1992 series championship. The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 - Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL competed in the GTLM class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and earned six podium finishes including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team opened the season by scoring their 50th podium finish of second place at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has already captured a pair of wins.