National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

National Guard will be sponsored by National Guard in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

The long battle between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Panther Racing for Army National Guard sponsorship ended Thursday, with the coveted funding moving to Graham Rahal’s car for the upcoming IndyCar season.

The Rahal organization sought the sponsorship last fall, but Panther Racing appealed to keep the contract it has held since 2008. All military sponsorships are reviewed annually.