2006 Danica Patrick Promo Rahal Letterman IndyCar Suit
This Sparco manufactured suit was made for the Rahal Letterman Racing team in 2006 to promote their star driver Danica Patrick. The American driver is the most successful woman driver in the history of American open-wheel racing. Her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only win by a woman in an IndyCar Series race to date. She is also the first female to ever lead the field at the prestigious Indianapolis 500 race. After seven years in the IndyCar series, she moved across to compete in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and also ran at the Daytona 24 Hour Sportscar race twice.
This Sparco suit would have been used by the team at the start of the 2006 IndyCar season for hospitality display, media and promotional purposes. It is almost an exact copy of ones Patrick would have used during full competition. At the time it was a superior design 3 later nomex fire-rated suit and really has to be seen in person in order to appreciate its quality. It has an all-white torso with dark blue arms and legs, and comes with red shoulder pulls and trim. The suit bears the team’s major sponsor branding logo at the time, Argent Mortgage, embroidered on the front and back. Both chest and arms have trademark branding logos including Ethanol, Coca-Cola, Honda, and Meijer just to name a few, as well as the IndyCar Series logo on the upper right chest. Danica’s name is embroidered on the waist belt and the Rahal Letterman Racing logo can be seen on the upper back middle of the suit, just above the engine supplier Honda logo.
To our knowledge this suit was not worn by Patrick however most collectors will know that Danica Patrick’s race-used equipment is almost impossible to acquire. So this promo team suit would be the next best thing to add to any collection.
It comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.