Feud ends in open-wheel racing

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A 12-year feud that split American open-wheel auto racing into two camps ended Friday.

Driver's death mars IRL opener

HOMESTEAD, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- IndyCar Series driver Paul Dana was killed Sunday during a practice run before the first IRL race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Buddy Rice suffers concussion in wreck

INDIANAPOLIS, May 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Buddy Rice suffered a concussion and a sore back Wednesday when he crashed in the second turn of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rahal, Parsons go into auto hall of fame

NOVI, Mich., July 28 (UPI) -- Former Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Rahal and Johnnie Parsons will be part of a group inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America on Thursday.

Buddy Rice wins rain-plagued Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 30 (UPI) -- Neither strong rain storms or lengthy delays could keep pole-sitter Buddy Rice from winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.

Buddy Rice wins pole for Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 15 (UPI) -- Buddy Rice went Saturday from a "fill-in" driver to the Indianapolis 500 pole winner.

Team Rahal to leave CART

AVONDALE, Ariz., March 18 (UPI) -- The co-owners of Team Rahal announced Thursday their open-wheel racing operation would begin full-time participation in the IRL IndyCar series.

Indianapolis 500 set for Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (UPI) -- After a month of hype, controversy, speculation and intrigue, race day at the Indianapolis 500 arrives Sunday with one of the deepest fields in its history.

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Indy 500 practice begins Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, May 4 (UPI) -- The Indianapolis 500 remains the world's biggest race, so when practice for the 86th running begins Sunday, the most competitive field since the Indy Racing Lea

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Team Rahal returns to Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Team Rahal has become the latest CART team to announce it would compete in next year's Indianapolis 500, another sign that the world's biggest race is regaining
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Bobby Rahal
1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal and a crew man of the Rahal-Letterman Team waits out attempts to dry the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN on May 14, 2006. (UPI Photo/ Dennis Daddow)

Robert "Bobby" Woodward Rahal (born January 10, 1953 in Medina, Ohio) is an American auto racing driver and team owner. As a driver, he won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series, including the 1986 Indianapolis 500. He also won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 as a team owner.

After retiring as a driver, Rahal held managerial positions with the Jaguar Formula 1 team and also was an interim president of the CART series. Rahal was also a sports car driver during the 1980s, and made one NASCAR start for the Wood Brothers.

Rahal began his career in SCCA feeder categories, eventually finishing second to Gilles Villeneuve in the 1977 Formula Atlantic championship. The following year, he competed in European Formula Three with Wolf Racing. Near the end of the season, Rahal raced for the Wolf Formula 1 team in the 1978 United States Grand Prix and the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix. The deal with Wolf did not continue into the 1979 season, as Wolf signed up James Hunt for the one and only car available. Rahal began the 1979 racing a Chevron in Formula Two, but returned to America mid-season and raced in the Can-Am series. During the next few seasons, he competed in various sports car events, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the IMSA GT Championship.

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