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Graham Rahal

1989-01-04 (age 32)
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Rahal's missed shot at Indy 500 win "is going to sting" Indy 500
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Rahal's missed shot at Indy 500 win "is going to sting"

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver Graham Rahal says his exit from the 2021 Indianapolis 500 is "going to sting for a while" after the American crashed out due to a loose rear wheel.

Rahal on GP Indy: “One of the better drives I’ve ever had”

Graham Rahal says his recovery from the back of the pack to finish fifth in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a hugely ambitious fuel strategy was one that left him “shocked.”

O’Ward’s rivals admit they were powerless to beat him Texas
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O’Ward’s rivals admit they were powerless to beat him

Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon were left wrong-footed by the pace and fuel mileage that Pato O’Ward’s Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet showed as he scored his first IndyCar win.

Rahal wants “man-to-man talk” with Harvey over defensive move

Graham Rahal was left elated with a charging drive to fifth at Texas Race 1, but also aggravated by Jack Harvey’s defending as he passed him following a restart.

Rossi and Rahal defuse potential conflict after crash

Alexander Rossi and Graham Rahal have played down their collision in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg that caused both drivers to lose potential top-five finishes.

Rahal on IndyCar driver talent: “The golden era is right now”

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda winner Graham Rahal believes that Indy car racing has never had a deeper pool of driver talent.

United Rentals reveals new livery for Rahal in 2021

Graham Rahal will this year run a special United Rentals livery that echoes the colorscheme used by his father Bobby Rahal in his final year as a racecar driver.

Stat attack – the final IndyCar driver standings for 2020

Scott Dixon won his sixth IndyCar championship ahead of Josef Newgarden who matched him on win count but fell short on points. Here’s how the final standings played out.

Rahal says RLL making “great gains” in 2020

Graham Rahal says that the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team is fulfilling its promise, following a third place at Iowa Speedway, his second podium finish in five races.

Rahal philosophical on missing chance to win GP of Indy

Rahal Letterman Lanigan-Honda driver Graham Rahal is taking a “that’s life” attitude regarding his two-stop pit strategy that appeared to give him a chance to win today’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis, but was ruined by a full-course caution.

RLLR reveals livery for Rahal at Iowa

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced today that Hy-Vee, Inc. colors will run on Graham Rahal’s #15 entry for next month’s double-header at Iowa Speedway.

Software issue caused Hunter-Reay, Rossi, Rahal problems

Honda Performance Development has confirmed that a software communication issue is what caused Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and Graham Rahal to miss the start of IndyCar’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway – and social distancing protocols exacerbated the problem.

Rahal on St. Pete: Too much went into this to not see it through

Graham Rahal has thanked NTT IndyCar Series fans for their understanding in light of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg being held without spectators present.

Rahal to make Acura IMSA return at Petit Le Mans

IndyCar driver Graham Rahal will rejoin the Acura Team Penske IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round for next month's Petit Le Mans season finale.

Retro Rahal livery at Road America to celebrate Honda in IndyCar

Graham Rahal is to run a throwback livery at this weekend’s race at Road America to celebrate his team owner and father Bobby Rahal’s role in Honda’s participation in top-rank U.S. open-wheel racing.

Rahal slams Bourdais for Indy shunt: “He obviously doesn’t get it”

Graham Rahal was left furious with Sebastien Bourdais after their collision on Lap 178 of the 200 caused a five-car wreck that brought out the red flags in the Indianapolis 500.

IndyCar has “set precedent” with controversial Rahal penalty

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s president Piers Phillips believes IndyCar’s race stewards are wrong to have penalized Graham Rahal for blocking Scott Dixon on the last lap of the Grand Prix of Long Beach and that it “sets a precedent” for how they call races in future.

Barber IndyCar: Rahal leads Rossi in warm-up

Graham Rahal, who will start his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda on the front row beside teammate Takuma Sato for this afternoon’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, set fastest lap in raceday warm-up at Barber Motorsports Park.

Sato: RLLR front row lockout a “dream result”

Takuma Sato says the fact that he and Graham Rahal swept the front row at Barber Motorsports Park for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda is a tribute to the team – on a peculiar weekend for engineers and drivers.

Barber IndyCar: Sato takes pole, leads RLLR 1-2

Takuma Sato took his eighth career IndyCar pole position, leading teammate Graham Rahal to a Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda sweep of the front row at Barber Motorsports Park.

St. Petersburg IndyCar: RLLR cars go 1-2 in warm-up

Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal hinted at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda’s potential for this afternoon’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg after going 1-2 in the Sunday morning warm-up.

Rahal: Other series can't match IndyCar's recent rise

Graham Rahal says that the NTT IndyCar Series’ recent growth in profile is bucking the trend seen elsewhere in motorsports.

Rahal aiming to become “a thorn in everybody’s side”

Graham Rahal says he and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team have pinpointed where they need to improve in order to restore their status as prime threat to IndyCar’s ‘Big Three’ outfits.

IndyCar’s big questions of 2019

As the NTT IndyCar Series gathers at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the first large group test of 2019, David Malsher looks at some of the main topics to watch in the season ahead.

Rahal: IndyCar made “good gains” in superspeedway setup

Graham Rahal says Wednesday’s six-car test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway suggests the series has made strong progress toward improving the racing on big ovals.

Massa’s IndyCar safety debate escalates on Twitter

Former F1 star Felipe Massa’s criticism of IndyCar safety levels racing on ovals has prompted an escalation of opposition from current and former drivers in America's premier open-wheel class.

Rahal extends contract with RLLR in five-year deal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced a multi-year contract extension with driver Graham Rahal today.  

Leena Gade in talks with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Race engineer Leena Gade, who abruptly left the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team last month, has met with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, Bobby Rahal has confirmed to Motorsport.com.

Rahal optimistic for Barber, apologetic over Long Beach clash

Graham Rahal is positive that RLLR will be strong at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend – and that the racing will be good – but he is "upset" about this first-turn clash with Simon Pagenaud at Long Beach.

Rahal hopeful of no fuel mileage racing in Long Beach

Graham Rahal says the efficiency of the new IndyCar aerokit should mean that this Sunday’s 44th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will allow drivers to race without too much thought given to fuel mileage.

Long Beach will “highlight” 2018 IndyCar strengths

Graham Rahal believes the layout of the Long Beach track will accentuate the qualities of the IndyCar aerokit and that that the increased terminal speeds will enhance the racing.

Rahal admits RLLR was “fooled” by Sebring IndyCar testing

Graham Rahal says that testing at Sebring fooled the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team and that despite second in the 2018 IndyCar series-opener at St. Petersburg, he doesn’t know where the team stands relative to its rivals.

IndyCar 2018 – a team-by-team guide

Who can we expect to see challenging Team Penske for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, and what are the achievable targets for all the teams in a season of technical upheaval? David Malsher is your guide.

Rahal has “zero doubt” RLLR can win IndyCar title

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda can beat the best opposition in IndyCar, according to Graham Rahal, who has scored five wins over the past three seasons despite running on a one-car team for the majority of those races.

Kanaan, Rahal to test new IndyCar street course tires

Next week’s Firestone test day for Graham Rahal and Tony Kanaan at Sebring will be to evaluate potential new street course tires that may be introduced to the IndyCar series as soon as the Toronto race in mid-July.

Bobby Rahal aims for RLLR to return to Phoenix even stronger

Bobby Rahal says Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s stunning oval debut with the new universal aerokit in last week’s test at Phoenix validated the team’s off-track work since the 2017 season ended.

Rahal team dominates IndyCar night testing at Phoenix

The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda duo of Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato finished 1-2 in the three-hour evening-night session at ISM Raceway in Phoenix.

Rahal hails new IndyCar aerokit after “stupid” speeds of past years

Graham Rahal’s first test of the 2018 aerokit on a short oval produced highly competitive times – and left him deeply impressed with the new car’s philosophy.

United Rentals expands RLLR IndyCar sponsorship

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has extended and expanded its deal with United Rentals to include primary sponsorship at the Indianapolis 500.

Rahal “looks beyond excuses,” shrugs off lack of new-car test time

Graham Rahal believes the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda team will “be in the hunt straight away” in the 2018 IndyCar season, despite not starting testing the new aerokit on-track until January.

Bourdais, Rahal hit back at Haas comments

IndyCar racer and ex-Formula 1 driver Sebastien Bourdais has hit back at claims by Haas team boss Gunther Steiner that there are no American drivers ready to compete in Formula 1 at the moment.

Penske Acura drivers positive about Rolex 24 prospects

Dane Cameron says the Penske Acura team is “in great shape” for the Rolex 24 Hours, despite the ARX-05s being around one second slower than the Cadillacs at the Roar Before the 24 test the past three days.

Danica Patrick returning to the Indy 500 “would be great” says Rahal

Graham Rahal says that were Danica Patrick to return to her open-wheel roots and race in the Indy 500 once more, she would be welcomed.

Ricky Taylor completes Penske's 2018 Acura IMSA line-up

Penske has announced that reigning IMSA prototype champion Ricky Taylor will complete its full-time Acura line-up, with IndyCar's Simon Pagenaud and Graham Rahal confirmed as third drivers.

Motorsport.com's Top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2017 Prime

Motorsport.com's Top 10 IndyCar drivers of 2017

Team Penske-Chevrolet scored 10 victories in the 17-race 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but remarkably there were still 10 different race winners and the finale featured four realistic title contenders. David Malsher assesses the elite.

Sonoma IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Perfect Penske day ends with Pagenaud race win, Newgarden championship

Sonoma IndyCar: Rahal heads warm-up, Dixon leads title contenders

Graham Rahal put the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda on top by 0.7sec in raceday warm-up, helped by running softer compound tires, but all eyes were on the main championship protagonists.

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Alexander Rossi led a 1-2-3 Honda sweep of the podium Sunday at the INDYCAR Grand Prix of the Glen

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Andretti Autosport driver Alexander Rossi scored his first-ever pole position in the IndyCar Series

Watkins Glen IndyCar: Rahal tops opening practice

Graham Rahal put his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing-Honda at the top of the times at Watkins Glen, with a 145.712mph lap, as Hondas swept the top five spots.

Rahal predicts a “great show” by IndyCar at repaved Gateway

Graham Rahal heads to Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend predicting that the repaved 1.25-mile course will produce IndyCar’s best short-oval race of the season.

Pocono IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Will Power race to victory at Pocono, his third win of the season

Pocono IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Takuma Sato took pole position for tomorrow’s ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series event on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway

Rahal rueful after caution period ends victory challenge

Graham Rahal was left cursing his bad luck at just missing the chance to pit when a caution period fell in Toronto’s Honda Indy, dropping him from a near-certain podium finish to an eventual ninth.

Toronto IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Josef Newgarden follows familiar path to Honda Indy Toronto to score his second victory of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season

Toronto IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

First Pole of the season for defending Verizon IndyCar Series Champion

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after race

Castroneves ends victory drought, climbs fence at Iowa

Iowa IndyCar: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Will Power took the pole for tomorrow's Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 0.894-mile Iowa Speedway,

Graham Rahal on why his season has been both brilliant and brutal

Graham Rahal is having a perplexing season as he fights to finish in the championship top five for a third straight year. He spoke to David Malsher about the challenges the team has been facing, and his hopes for the future.

Jones, Rahal suspect Honda cars will struggle at Iowa

Both Graham Rahal and Ed Jones have warned that the HPD aerokit will limit Honda drivers’ prospects at Iowa Speedway next week, despite the firm’s major gains in power and torque this year.