You saw this coming, but I’m glad to see Graham Rahal back behind the wheel of an IndyCar. Rahal Letterman Racing has announced that Graham Rahal (son of team co-owner Bobby Rahal) will drive for the team in this year’s Indianapolis 500 race. Graham Rahal replaces last year’s driver for the event, Oriol Servia
At this point the deal is just for the Indy 500, as it’s unlikely that Rahal Letterman Racing will find sufficient sponsorship to continue in the Indy Racing League this season. After a disappointing 2008 IRL season, Rahal Letterman shifted their efforts to focus on competing in the more cost-effective American LeMans series.
Graham Rahal has driven three races this season, all for Sarah Fisher Racing. In 2009, Rahal drove for Newman Haas Lanigan Racing, but lost his 2010 season ride when McDonalds pulled their sponsorship from the team.