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The team raced in the now-defunct CART series from 1992 to 2003, winning one series title with three-time champion and 1986 Indy winner Rahal at the wheel, before moving to the IRL's IndyCar Series in 2004.
RLR's problems come almost exactly a year after the unification of the IRL's IndyCar Series and the Champ Car World Series -- the successor to CART -- ended 12 years of debilitating rivalry between the two American open-wheel organizations.
Car counts in the merged series were up last year -- to as many as 28 -- as was at-track attendance and TV numbers. But the economic crisis is taking its toll, just as it has in NASCAR, where teams have been forced into mergers, many have laid off employees and some will field fewer cars.
Griffin said the IndyCar car count right now, excluding RLR, stands at 18.
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