Graham Rahal has signed a new multi-year contract extension to continue in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Rahal made his debut in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2007 and has been a full-time driver with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing since 2013.
Since joining the team in 2013, five of his six career wins have come with RLL and speaking about the announcent, Rahal said:
I’m extremely excited to get a new multi-year agreement in place and hopefully continue to build and improve the team. At the end of the season, we saw some glimpses of what we can and should be. Obviously, there is a lot of work still to be done to ensure that we continue to grow and get ourselves in a place for continuous success but I’m excited about the signs that I saw. I’m also excited to continue working with the tremendous partners that we have. It was important to me to continue to represent them and hopefully do a great job for them as we go forward. I’m glad that we were able to come together with Mike, my dad, David (Letterman) and everyone at the organization to continue together.”
BOBBY RAHAL, Co-Owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing:
“We are pleased to have been able to come to an agreement with Graham to drive for the team for the coming years. Clearly, when we’ve given him a car that he likes he shows what he can do by running up front. Two pole positions, really within a fraction of a second for a third this year and led many laps. All of that should reaffirm to everyone what he is capable of. He’s as driven as ever to win races and it’s exciting to watch. Clearly the efforts of the team over the off season are to ensure we have competitive cars at every race next year, including the Indy 500.”
Mike Lanigan team co-owner commented saying:
“I have worked with Graham for the last 18 years, first as a 17-year-old in the Atlantic Series and many years as an INDYCAR driver. Watching him grow and excel not only in racing, but also off the track, has been very impressive. Signing him with RLL will certainly continue to enhance the team’s ability to succeed in the competitive world we race in. His experience and knowledge in all aspects of racing is one the team will take full advantage of.”
Graham Rahal will once again pilot the No.15 Honda alongside Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda while they are joined by Pietro Fittipaldi who will compete in the No.30 Honda.