Rahal extends Fisher deal

Graham Rahal has extended his deal with Sarah Fisher Racing to include Long Beach, with the team securing extra funding from its backers to add the Californian street race to its schedule

Rahal extends Fisher deal

The 21-year-old American had initially been expected to return to former team Newman/Haas/Lanigan from Long Beach onwards, but will now contest a third race with SFR before handing the car back to owner/driver Sarah Fisher from the first oval race of the season at Kansas.

"Graham had been very excited about the potential of putting this together from the start of his time with the team," Fisher said. "I am proud of where we have been able to go in such a short period of time.

"Certainly the idea of growing a programme past the set budget was a difficult task for everyone involved, but knowing Graham will do a great job on and off the track makes every effort worth it."

Rahal struggled to find a set-up in practice and qualifying for his debut with SFR in St Petersburg, but had a strong race to eighth place - the squad's first ever top ten finish.

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