Graham Rahal stays in the family, re-signs with Rahal Letterman Lanigan for 2024 and beyond

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After a tumultuous season that saw him fail to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 but nearly win on the Indianapolis road course, Graham Rahal has signed a multi-year extension to continue at Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, driving for the family team for what will be his thirteenth straight season.

“At the end of the season, we saw some glimpses of what we can and should be,” said the younger Rahal, whose second-place at the Gallagher Grand Prix was his best finish since 2020, but otherwise had his roughest season—15th in points—in a decade, with the low point of failing to make the Indy 500 on speed. “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.

The elder Rahal, father and team co-owner Bobby, believes that, despite this past season’s struggles, Graham is a contending driver. “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.”

Co-owner Mike Lanigan considers Graham Rahal a key asset. “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 will be joined on the team by Christian Lundgaard, who took his first career win last season at Toronto on his way to 8th in points, and Haas F1 reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi. Bobby Rahal emphasized that, for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, the work has just begun: “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.“