Born: January 4, 1989 (28), Columbus, Ohio
Favorite Non Race Sport: Golf
Philanthropy: Created the Graham Rahal Foundation to continue the work started by former team owner and friend, the late Paul Newman, to help children with medical conditions.
Hobbies: Cars, my pets, skiing, snowmobiling, ping pong, darts, running, go-karting, cars, cars, and more cars!
Wins: 6 (St. Petersburg 2008, youngest winner in series history; Fontana and Mid-Ohio 2015; Texas 2016; Detroit, Race 1 & 2 2017)
Poles: 3 (St. Petersburg 2009, youngest pole winner in series history;
Kansas 2009; Detroit Race 1 2017)
Graham Rahal grew up attending race events around the world with his father, 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and three-time Indy car champion Bobby Rahal and cut his teeth in karting and moved up through feeder series to Indy car racing. In 2008, a victory at St. Petersburg – in his IndyCar Series debut – made him the youngest winner in a major auto racing history at 19 years, 93 days old. He also co-drove the winning car in the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona sports car race. He earned wins at Auto Club Speedway and Mid-Ohio in 2015 and was second in the series point standings heading in to the double-points-paying season finale in Sonoma but was hit from behind and ultimately finished 18th. He earned a series-high six podium finishes en route to a career-best rank of fourth place in IndyCar Series standings. In 2016, he earned four podium finishes including a history-making win at Texas by 0.008 over Hinchcliffe to be the highest-ranking Honda-powered driver by season’s end at fifth overall for the second consecutive season.