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With new sponsor and new faces onboard, Graham Rahal hopes for strong start at St. Pete

Graham Rahal opened his IndyCar career with a win in his series debut. Six seasons later, that victory through the streets of St. Petersburg stands as his lone trip to Victory Lane.But so much has changed for Rahal since that 2008 win, particularly during this past offseason.He returns to St. Pete this weekend with a high-profile new sponsor in Army National Guard, a veteran engineer in Bill Pappas and big hopes for the breakthrough season that seemed set to happen years ago."I think we have a good opportunity this year," Rahal said. "I feel with National Guard it helps take our team to a whole new level. Of course, with Bill Pappas, John Dick, all the guys we brought onboard, that's going to help a lot."Dick was brought on as head of research and development shortly after the addition of Pappas, who spent the last two seasons as Justin Wilson's engineer.It was all part of an overhaul at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, where team co-owner Bobby Rahal knew significant upgrades were need...

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  1. Driving for Dad: Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti next line of famous names in IndyCar Series

    Bobby Rahal found it difficult at times over the last six years watching son Graham driving for other open-wheel teams.But the three-time CART champion and 1986 Indi...

  2. RLL to introduce Graham Rahal on Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will formally introduce Graham Rahal as its new 2013 driver Wednesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The 23-year-old driver will be pa...

  3. Rahal Letterman Racing signs James Jakes, pairs him with Graham Rahal

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing said Tuesday it has signed James Jakes and will pair him with Graham Rahal in a two-driver IndyCar team this season.The 25-year-old Ja...

  4. Rahal partners with blu eCigs to sponsor Conway at Long Beach and Graham Rahal all season

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has signed blu eCigs to sponsor the IndyCar team this season.The electronic cigarette brand will be the primary sponsor for Mike Conwa...

  5. Chevrolet has not received request from Earnhardt Jr. to drive an Indy car

    Chevrolet has not received an official request from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to swap race cars with Honda driver Graham Rahal.Earnhardt and Rahal are both sponsored this y...

  6. Earnhardt believes swap with Rahal would be difficult because of manufacturer conflict

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to swap race cars with Graham Rahal, but believes it won't be possible because they drive for rival manufacturers.Both drivers are sponsored...

  7. Manufacturer clouds Earnhardt and Rahal swap

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Tuesday he wants to swap race cars with Graham Rahal, but believes it won't be possible because they drive for rival manufacturers.Both drive...

  8. Speed to blame for Paul Walker crash

    The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor an...

  9. Team transporter for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing catches fire en route to IndyCar opener

    A Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team transporter caught fire en route to the IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg, Fla.The two transporter drivers discove...

  10. Dario Franchitti adapting to life outside of a race car in new role with Chip Ganassi Racing

    Dario Franchitti found a spot on the Chip Ganassi Racing timing stand and settled in for the first IndyCar practice of the season. He donned a headset, listened care...

  11. Speed to blame for Walker crash

     The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor a...

  12. Oriol Servia lands part-time ride with Rahal for at least 4 races in 2nd IndyCar entry

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field a second IndyCar entry for Oriol Servia this season in at least four races, more if sponsorship can be secured.Servia is cu...

  1. Outspoken Paul Tracy gets 6-race analyst gig with NBC Sports for IndyCar races

    Paul Tracy, one of the most outspoken and polarizing drivers in recent history, has been given a microphone to opine about the current state of IndyCar.Tracy begins ...

  2. This Week in Auto Racing April 11 - 13

    Darlington, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Darlington Raceway is the site of this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races. IndyCar is out on the West Coast...

  3. Bill Pappas leaves Justin Wilson for RLL to be race engineer for Graham Rahal

    IndyCar veteran race engineer Bill Pappas will team with Graham Rahal next season at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.Pappas leaves Justin Wilson after two seasons at ...

  4. Graham Rahal set to test IndyCar at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course

    Graham Rahal will drive an IndyCar Series car Wednesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as part of a test designed to see if the infield road is suite...

  5. APNewsBreak: National Guard sponsorship moving from Panther Racing to Graham Rahal's car

    Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has won the battle with Panther Racing for the Army National Guard sponsorship for the upcoming IndyCar season.The National Guard will...

  6. Graham Rahal prepares for 1st season as lead driver and looks to fill racing schedule

    It's a big year for Graham Rahal, who for the first time in his career will be the top driver on his team.As the IndyCar driver embarks on his first season with Raha...

  7. NNS: Graham Rahal Wants To Race At Mid-Ohio

    It's a big year for Graham Rahal, who for the first time in his career will be the top driver on his team.As the IndyCar driver embarks on his first season with Raha...

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