We know Bobby Rahal has recently endured horrendous seasons in the ICS, and we know he's been absent from his team while watching his son Graham race in other series during that time. We even know some yahoo in Canada tried to get him to talk about jumping ship to the CCWS.
One other thing we thought we knew was that Bobby didn't want his son Graham to be racing ovals or racing for RLR. But then yesterday Bobby said this (from IndyStar):
Rahal said no thought was given to bringing Graham to Indy this year, but he'd like to see it in 2008, preferably with Graham's Newman-Haas-Lanigan Champ Car team.This is meant as no disrespect for the drivers participating this year, but having Graham at Indy would make for yet another compelling storyline in 2008. Heck, having Newman-Haas back would too, but don't hold your breath on that one.
"If it works out next year that they bring Graham here, I'd be very, very happy," Rahal said. "If they're not going to do it and release him (for the month), then I'd love to have him here running for us."
This is just a heads up, and we now return to Fast Friday already in progress.