Graham Rahal Is Thinking America First At Indy
Graham Rahal, who drives a car co-owned by David Letterman, says IndyCar Racing needs American faces.
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Auditions for the USA’s next star Indy car driver will continue Sunday during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, and all-American boy Graham Rahal figures…why not me?
One year after Ryan Hunter-Reay emotionally wrapped himself in the flag as winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Verizon IndyCar Series is struggling to capture mainstream America’s scattered attention span beyond the Month of May at the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Hunter-Reay’s victory for Andretti Autosport last May was the first for an American driver since Sam Hornish Jr. edged Marco Andretti by 0.0635-seconds in 2006, the second-closest finish in race history. But IndyCar’s 2014 driver’s championship was won by Team Penske’s Will Power, a native of Australia.
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