Rahal to drive for Rahal

Posted by Iannucci | 5/05/2010 | , , | 5 comments »
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Considering Graham's stint with SFR is done and Bobby's team has been moth-balled, it shouldn't be surprising that...

1986 Indianapolis 500 champion Bobby Rahal and his Rahal Letterman Racing team announced today that its entry in the 2010 Indy 500 would be piloted by his son Graham.

Graham, who is the youngest driver ever to win an Indy Car race, will be racing for his father's Ohio-based team for the first time in Indy Cars, although the 21-year-old Rahal has raced with RLR in its sportscar programs in past seasons.

"I am extremely excited to be racing with my father and with this team," grinned the younger Rahal. "I have known a lot of the guys on this team since I was very young and to go after the dream of winning Indianapolis with them means a lot to me and my family. I know we can put together a quality effort and we expect to be competitive."

The #30 Dallara/Honda/Firestone expects to be announcing further details concerning its livery and potential sponsorship for the 500 in the coming week.
If anyone has any sponsor suggestions now might be a good time to speak up. Which begs the question: is Red Roof Inns still in business?

Photo: TrackSide Online


  1. -phil. // May 05, 2010 8:54 AM  

    Red Roof Inn is still around, but the bigger question is, what about Kraco?

  2. The SpeedGeek // May 05, 2010 8:55 AM  

    Damn you, Phil. Beat me to it by 2 minutes.

  3. Christopher Leone // May 05, 2010 11:03 AM  

    Seeing as it's a No. 30 car, I'm going to guess that Domino's Pizza may be involved. Remember the "You Got 30 Minutes" slogan?

    A No. 30 Domino's Pizza car started every Indianapolis 500 from 1982 to 1990, winning in its final go-round with driver Arie Luyendyk. Correct my dates if I'm wrong.

    Other Indy 500 winners to drive the Domino's car included Danny Sullivan and Al Unser Jr.

    I think it'd be great for everybody involved if they decided to get back into the sport. I'm sure it'd be more successful than their NASCAR endeavor in 2007...

  4. Unknown // May 05, 2010 1:32 PM  

    Can't wait to see him drive a car that was fast when Danica was a rookie. Those old chassis don't get around like they used to.

    This entry has the potential of not making the show.

  5. ~llilly // May 09, 2010 10:36 AM  

    Red Roof Inn would be a good sponsor since their rooms are about the size of an Indy Car.