Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will partner with Sam Schmidt Motorsports to run Jay Howard's entry in this year's Indianapolis 500.
Bobby Rahal's team won the Indy 500 with Buddy Rice in 2004, and though it has not been an IndyCar regular since the end of 2008, it returned to run Oriol Servia at Indy in 2009 and Graham Rahal in 2010. Its main focus in recent years has been BMW's American Le Mans Series GT effort.
Schmidt had already announced that it would enter Howard for Indy in addition to its full-season programme with Alex Tagliani and three-event deal with Wade Cunningham, and will now work in collaboration with Rahal Letterman Lanigan to field Howard's car.
"I think Jay has always been right on the brink of breaking through in IndyCar racing and our plan is to provide him with everything he needs to take that next step," said Rahal.
"Between Sam's team and ours, we have the experience, knowledge and ability to provide an entry that will allow Jay to show his skills."