The check cleared

Posted by Iannucci | 3/14/2008 | 5 comments »
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Call off the lawyers.

Hilliard, Ohio (March 14, 2008) – Rahal Letterman Racing, Scott Sharp Sports LLC, Scott Sharp Inc. and Scott Sharp, joined by The Patrón Spirits Company today announced that the parties have reached an amicable settlement in their breach-of-contract case claims against each other.

Terms of the settlement are confidential and will not be released.

“We are pleased to put this mutually unpleasant matter behind us. We now can look forward to the start of what promises to be a successful 2008 season.” said Rahal Letterman Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal. “I appreciate Scott's and Patron's commitment to creating a fair and equitable settlement in this matter and I wish both Ed Brown and Scott the best of luck in their racing endeavors this season.”

“We’re glad that Rahal Letterman Racing and Scott Sharp were able to mutually agree upon a settlement and move forward,” said Ed Brown, president and CEO of The Patrón Spirits Company. “Bobby Rahal, not to mention the entire Rahal Letterman organization, is one of the premier names in motorsports – we have a tremendous amount of respect for their professionalism and talent, and we wish them a successful 2008 IndyCar season.”
Good to see this didn't drag on, and right about now I'm feeling total compassion for the poor PR people who had to shovel all of this sunshine.

And though it only raced one season, I'm still gonna miss that snappy-looking Patrón car.


  1. Fred Hurley // March 14, 2008 8:17 AM  

    That was one slick-looking car, alright. I'm actually looking forward to seeing some of the new livery this season. The NHL cars could be cool-looking, with that vivid red McDonald's car. I wonder if CDW is still involved with Justin. If so, might they shift that money to Graham's car, for a pair of red machines?

  2. Anonymous // March 14, 2008 5:42 PM  

    Interesting Patron fact: every week after the race they had to give away or pour out every single opened bottle (including the Patron Platinum, which I swear left me feeling much like the Rob Zombie desert scene in the Beavis & Butthead movie)

    Riding shotgun with Zapata...

  3. Anonymous // March 14, 2008 6:51 PM  

    you can still watch the Patron-Highcroft Racing car during the 11 American Le Mans Series races this season !!

    Many fans are fans of both IRL and ALMS !

    and many IndyCar teams have teams race in ALMS too.

  4. Tim Wohlford // March 15, 2008 8:15 AM  

    Don't forget about the Scott Sharp fans at Indy... what WERE those little things sprouting from those girls' heads?

  5. Anonymous // March 17, 2008 4:19 PM  

    Tim, that girl would have been me! Those things are called "Fantlers" - fan antlers. They made their official 2008 debut this weekend at Sebring... if Scott returns to Indy, expect to see them there again!