IndyCar crew proprietor calls dispute unfortunate
By: Autoweek Staff on February 28, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Graham Rahal is slated to drive a Nationwide Guard-sponsored automobile in the 2014 IndyCar Series.
Bobby Rahal’;s IndyCar team fired back at Panther Racing in the public arena Friday, calling the civil suit Panther filed in excess of the modifying of the Army’;s National Guard sponsorship “unfortunate” and “disappointing.”
“[Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing] also believes that Panther’;s lawsuit has no matter as a matter of reality and law,” the statement said.
RLL noted that its bid for the IndyCar Series funding came in almost $ 5 million lower than Panther’;s, and the 9-web page decision issued by the Government Accountability Office showed that its staff rated higher than Panther’;s in “3 out of 4 classes.”
Panther’;s suit names 3 groups and an person as defendants. In addition to RLL, the Indy Racing League (the real identify of the IndyCar Series) is also named.
The primary point of Panther’;s suit is that RLL, IndyCar and others conspired to move the National Guard sponsorship away from Panther, the place it had been because 2008.
Under are copies of the Panther lawsuit and exhibits submitted to the court in Marion County, Ind.
Panther Racing complaint by AutoweekUSA
Exhibits to Complaint Panther Racing by AutoweekUSA
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