CHAMPCAR/CART: Vasser confirmed at Rahal

Motorsport.com has confirmed that Jimmy Vasser will switch to Team Rahal for the 2002 CART season. Apparently Pat Patrick chose not to pick up Vasser's option for next year, leaving the 1996 CART champion free to join Bobby Rahals team. Vasser...

Motorsport.com has confirmed that Jimmy Vasser will switch to Team Rahal for the 2002 CART season. Apparently Pat Patrick chose not to pick up Vasser's option for next year, leaving the 1996 CART champion free to join Bobby Rahals team.

Vasser will replace the Ganassi-bound Kenny Brack at Team Rahal

"I am finally getting together with Bobby," said the 35-year-old Vasser. "I am looking forward to running for Team Rahal and also going to Indianapolis."

"I would like to hire Americans again," said Rahal, who has plans to test Americans Buddy Rice and Alex Barron. "There are a lot of people pounding the streets for a ride, and most of them are quite young. We are willing to take a certain amount of risk on that."

This is also the first indication that Team Rahal might contest the 2002 Indianapolis 500.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal , Kenny Brack , Alex Barron , Buddy Rice