United Rentals joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as primary sponsor in Detroit and as a 2016 major associate sponsor

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 1, 2016) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that United Rentals Inc., the largest equipment rental company in the world, will be the primary sponsor for the No. 15 Verizon IndyCar Series entry of Graham Rahal in the Chevrolet Duals in Detroit, June 4 and 5, as well as a major associate sponsor on the team’s entry for Rahal during the entire 2016 season.

“We are excited to not only welcome a new sponsor to the Verizon IndyCar Series but also one that is the largest in the world in its respective industry,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with former late night talk show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Michael Lanigan.  “The equipment services they offer fit well with the needs of many including the Verizon IndyCar Series paddock, and we are proud Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will lead the charge with United Rentals in the series.”

RLL was a championship contender entering the season-finale of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season with Graham Rahal, who was ranked a career-best second place entering the double-points race at Sonoma Raceway and the highest-ranked Honda-powered driver.  Rahal ended the 2015 season with a career-best season-ending rank of fourth place after he earned a series-high six podium finishes including wins at Auto Club Speedway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

“With all the anticipation and possibilities of a new racing season upon us, United Rentals is excited to help the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team contend for a championship with the support of our equipment, people and expertise,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO, United Rentals.  “Our partnership will also highlight our support for military personnel and veterans and will allow us to showcase for customers the ways United Rentals can help them build better futures.”

United Rentals offers expert construction and industrial equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, fluid transfer, tool management and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America: 897 rental branches in the United States and Canada. For more information, see www.unitedrentals.com .

The 16-race 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season continues with the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix  on April 2, which will be televised on NBSCN at 8:30 p.m. ET.  For more details about the Series, please visit www.indycar.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 897 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 12,700 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,300 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $8.73 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com .