CHAMPCAR/CART: RahalDella Penna to Firestone

Team Rahal And Della Penna Join Firestone CART Online (September 28) -- Firestone announced Sunday that Team Rahal and Della Penna Motorsports has joined their CART stable for next season. Team Rahal features driver/owner Bobby Rahal...

Team Rahal And Della Penna Join Firestone

CART Online (September 28) -- Firestone announced Sunday that Team Rahal and Della Penna Motorsports has joined their CART stable for next season.

Team Rahal features driver/owner Bobby Rahal (Miller Lite Reynard Ford) and Bryan Herta (Shell Reynard Ford) while Della Penna Motorsports has Richie Hearn (Ralphs Food 4 Less Lola Ford). Both teams were Goodyear-shod this season.

"We could not ignore the strides Firestone has made in its program," Rahal said. "Everyone at Team Rahal is excited about our new relationship with Firestone. This move further adds to our competitive edge."

"If you look at the results, it's been heavily populated at the front of the field by Firestone teams," Hearn said. "We can't afford to have any excuses for our performance. We need everything possible to win. We want to win and win now. I want immediate results and I feel this is the way we need to go. I am looking forward to running on Firestones."

Firestone's victory at California Speedway Sunday was its 11th in a row and 13th of the season. The tire manufacturer also won 12 poles.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bobby Rahal , Bryan Herta , Richie Hearn