Graham Rahal will drive full-time for his father's Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar team for the first time in his professional career, the two are expected to announce today.
Graham Rahal will drive full-time for his father’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar team for the first time in his professional career, the two are expected to announce today.
Graham and his father, Bobby, the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and 21-year team owner, have called a news conference in Indianapolis to reveal their plans for the coming season and perhaps beyond. Though the Rahal team maintains its original shop in Hilliard, the IndyCar part of the team was moved to the Indianapolis suburb of Brownsburg last year.
Graham Rahal, 23, who grew up in New Albany, became the youngest winner of an IndyCar race when he won in 2008 at St. Petersburg, Fla., at age 19. He has yet to return to the victory stand, though he has come close numerous times.
Graham has driven for two teams full time in the series, Newman-Haas from 2007 to ’09 and Chip Ganassi Racing the past two seasons. In 2010 he was a free agent of sorts, driving for four teams, including for his father in the Indy 500.
— Tim May