ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan Racing is planning to move its team headquarters to Zionsville and will build a brand new $20 million state of the art facility, according to the racing team.
RLL, which is co-owned by Ball State-graduate and former host of “The Late Show” on CBS David Letterman, says the new HQ will be at the northeast corner of Creek Way and 106th Street in Zionsville. The 100,000-square-foot facility, which will occupy 13 acres southeast of the downtown area.
“We are very excited about this project and excited about being in a park-like setting in Zionsville,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of RLL. “We feel that this building will make a statement about who we are at RLL and what our intentions are about the future.”
Rahal won the Indianapolis 500 as a driver in 1986 and has won the race as an owner twice with Buddy Rice in 2004 and again this year with Takuma Sato. Sato and his son, Graham Rahal, also race for the team full time in the NTT IndyCar Series.
The team also competes in the sports car realm as part of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
“We have been working on building a race shop for over five years and are now ready to move forward,” said Mike Lanigan, co-owner of RLL. “I am personally very excited and honored to be working with the town of Zionsville. I used to live in the area years ago and look forward to our team integrating ourselves into the community and their various programs.”
The team is being offered $1.2 million in tax incentives by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for the move on the condition they hire Hoosier workers in any job creation efforts going forward.