Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced a five-year contract extension with driver Graham Rahal.
Rahal, 29, is the son of team founder Bobby Rahal and has driven full-time for RLLR since 2013, earning earned six wins, 27 podium finishes and 48 top-5 finishes in his IndyCar career to date. In the past three Verizon IndyCar Series seasons he has finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the point standings. In two of those seasons he was the highest ranked Honda-powered driver, and was second-highest in the other.
“It’s nice to continue the consistency we’ve had in the program,” said Graham Rahal. “All of this is thanks to the sponsors that have given our team the stability to allow me to sign for five years. Obviously that is a long time. For me as a driver, it’s great to have that commitment and it’s great for our sponsors in terms of long-term planning. It’s always been a dream of mine to win the Indy 500 with this team, my dad, Mike [Lanigan] and Dave [Letterman]. We have been able to win races together and hopefully we will be able to add many more wins going forward.”
“I have had Graham drive for me since he was 17 years old in the Atlantic Series,” added Lanigan, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. “He has won in every series we have participated in together and I am very pleased to work together for the next five years. He is, and has grown to be, the most complete professional both on and off the racetrack and I am very proud to have him on board for many more years to come.”