The usual red, white and blue livery on the No. 15 National Guard car of Graham Rahal’s will be replaced with a camouflage paint scheme for this weekend’s Pocono INDYCAR 500.
Rahal Letterman Langian Racing switched the livery in order to honor the 350,000 Army National Guard Soldiers during the Fourth of July weekend.
Graham Rahal, currently sitting 18th in the IndyCar points, has been “tweeting” his approval of the new paint scheme on Tuesday:
— Graham Rahal (@GrahamRahal) July 1, 2014
“I love the current red, white and blue livery but it’s great to have a special one for the Fourth of July weekend,” said Rahal.
“The camouflage is really a cool touch and I hope it connects with the men and women of the National Guard that we are honored to represent. As an American, racing on this particular weekend is very special and I think the car will look great on track!”
Perhaps the new paint scheme will be just what the team needs in order to turn its season around. After all, this weekend’s race is recognized as one of the IndyCar “triple crown” races, so the double points will certainly provide all of the teams an extra incentive to have a strong finish here.