Wednesday, 01 September 2010 02:00
In partnership with Service Central, NTB - National Tire and Battery, Merchants Tire and Big O Tires, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR) has announced the addition of Graham Rahal to the driver's seat of the #66 Service Central car for the Kentucky Indy 300 this Saturday night, September 4, 2010.
"SFR is ecstatic to welcome Graham back to our program with the Service Central #66 team for the Kentucky Race," said Fisher, who will be a team-mate to Rahal this weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
"The excitement in the shop has been contagious and we will work as hard as we can to give this program the merit it deserves for Service Central. We are very appreciative that Newman Haas Racing (NHR) gave us the go ahead to bring Graham on board for this race. He should be in a car as often as he can, and with the support of our partners, we were able to pull that off for him this weekend."
"Graham works very hard outside the car to be in the car, and he always takes that next step to make sure he is as prepared as anyone out there. The whole team believes in Graham's abilities, and I am truly looking forward to working with Graham as a team mate on track. If you think I had fun in Chicago last weekend, I expect this weekend to be even better!"
Rahal, who is starting in his fourth event with SFR this season, will return to Kentucky Speedway for the third time, where he started tenth and finished with a strong top five run in 2009.
Rahal still holds the record for the youngest winner in IndyCar history, capturing his first victory in 2008 on the Streets of St. Petersburg.
"I'm thrilled to be back in the car with SFR at Kentucky this weekend, especially with NTB and Service Central who supported me at Mid Ohio. I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity, and I'm hoping we can give Service Central a great result in the #66 machine," said Rahal.
"Graham is a talented young driver who executes aggressive strategies that move him up the field. It is a win-win for Service Central," said Orland Wolford, CEO TBC Retail Group.