Graham Rahal: Pack racing ‘like life and death’

Atlanta 2001: The IRL had many spectacular 'pack racing' accidents like this. Dan Wheldon was killed by a 'pack racing' accident. Will they ever learn?

Want a driver's perspective on why IndyCar pack racing at tracks like Texas Motor Speedway is so treacherous? Try this from Graham Rahal.

"It feels to a driver like every move you make is life or death, and that's not fun," he said Friday. "When you get in those situations and all the time you're worried about something going wrong.

Rahal said IndyCar racing doesn't need to be like NASCAR.

"Is a good race a guy taking the most amount of luck and him winning in pack racing, or is good racing someone driving the wheels off the damn thing and winning the race? It depends on what you consider good," he said.

"I don't think you need to be on top of each other. People watch NASCAR races every weekend and most of the time there's not a lot of passing there, too. It just depends on what you're looking for." Curt Cavin/Indy Star

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