Rahal seeking second victory for family at Pocono Graham Rahal was seven months old when his father, Bobby, won the Quaker State 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 21, 1988, providing Truesports its final Indy car victory.
This weekend, the second-generation IndyCar driver seeks to claim the family's second victory at Pocono in the No. 15 Midas/Big O Tires car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
Bob Rahal made eight starts on the 2.5-mile tri-oval from 1982-89 - the final Indy car race at Pocono until this weekend. His best start was second in 1984 and he qualified in the first two rows in six of his eight events.
It also was the lone Indy car win for a car powered by the Judd engine.
"(In '88) to be honest, we weren't the fastest although we qualified well (third)," said Rahal, who earned a total of six top-five finishes. "The Chevys were much more powerful than the Judd was at the time, but it was a battle of attrition and in the end Al (Unser) Sr. and I had a fight. In the end we were the last ones standing so to speak. What made that race even more special was that earlier in the week we had broken ground on my first automobile dealership in Mechanicsburg, Pa., that started the Automotive Group we've got going today."
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