After first announcing that their association would be a two-race deal for St. Petersburg and this weekend's race at Barber Motorsports Park, Sarah Fisher Racing and driver Graham Rahal are extending it to include the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in the team's schedule.
"SFR is very thankful to Dollar General and Direct Supply for giving us the opportunity to compete on the Streets of Long Beach for the first time," said Fisher, who will return to the cockpit at Kansas Speedway on May 1. "Graham had been very excited about the potential of putting this together from the start of his time with the team. I am proud of where we have been able to go in such a short period of time. Certainly the idea of growing a program 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, who scored SFR's first top-10 finish just a few weeks ago in St. Petersburg, will return to the streets of Long Beach on April 18.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining SFR yet again for Long Beach," said Rahal. "It is certainly one of the greatest sporting events, and I am just proud to say that I will be returning again. I am very thankful for what Sarah, Direct Supply, and the Dollar General folks have done to extend their program with SFR, and we will be working extremely hard to make them proud."
Rumors had circulated in recent weeks that Rahal would soon return to a full-time role in IndyCars, possibly at Long Beach, with his former team, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing. However, any such deal is evidently on hold.