IndyCar® Driver Graham Rahal to wear DRIFIRE® in 2016

CHICAGO, Ill.—DRIFIRE®, the originator of “High Performance FR™” clothing, is once again the official baselayer choice of IndyCar® Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and driver Graham Rahal.  Graham and his pit crew were the first to wear DRIFIRE Prime™ in 2015 and will continue to depend on it during the 2016 IndyCar Series season. 

“The fit and the quality of the DRIFIRE baselayers have been tremendous for my crew and me… I can feel confident that these will keep us comfortable and protected on the track and that’s why it’s our go-to choice,” Rahal remarked. 

DRIFIRE prides itself on delivering cutting-edge, high performance technology and DRIFIRE Prime baselayer 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 is being used in the racing world for top athletes, it’s also available to the industrial and military markets.  The baselayer 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, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan.  In 2016 the team will compete in their 25th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 22 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice -- their 29 poles, 87 podium finishes 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 moved to 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 earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podiums to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships. In 2016, BMW Team RLL will attempt to add to their 13 wins, 20 poles and 57 podium finishes.