Graham Rahal will continue to drive for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as part of a multiyear contract, the team announced Monday.
Rahal joined the organization co-owned by his father, Bobby, and partners Mike Lanigan and David Letterman in 2013 and has earned five of his six career NTT INDYCAR SERIES race wins. Two of his five NTT P1 Awards as an event’s fastest qualifier came in the recently completed season.
Rahal's first pole of this season came in the Gallagher Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, where he finished second in the race to Scott Dixon by .4779 seconds. Rahal led a race-high 36 laps.
Rahal also won the pole for the BITNILE.com Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway.
Previously, RLL confirmed Christian Lundgaard and Pietro Fittipaldi to full-time rides for the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.
“I’m extremely excited to get a new multi-year agreement in place and hopefully continue to build and improve the team,” said Rahal, who will continue to drive the team’s No. 15 Honda. “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 and everyone at the organization to continue together.”
Bobby Rahal (pictured above on the right) said he is proud of how the team performed in the second half of the season.
“Clearly, when we’ve given him a car that he likes he shows what he can do by running up front,” he said. “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.”
Said Lanigan (above in the middle): “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.”