Left without a drive after McDonald's ended its sponsorship of his Newman/Haas/Lanigan IndyCar, Graham Rahal has been unable to land another ride. With the racing season now revving up, the American still has no immediate prospects, while a rash of recent announcements of driver signings by IndyCar Series teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, KV Racing, Conquest Racing and Bryan Herta Automotive have all gone to foreign drivers.
Ahead of today's IndyCar open test at Barber Motorsports Park, Rahal remains at home in Columbus Ohio, and told the Indianapolis Star that he would meet next week with NASCAR officials to see if there are any opportunities for him in stock car racing.
"It's a shame, but that's the way it is," he told the Star about his predicament. "Imagine trying to find a sponsor [on short notice]. Can anyone say 'impossible'? Quite simply, you can't do it."