Bobby Rahal tells SPEED's Robin Miller that he intends to be back in the IZOD IndyCar Series with two full-time cars next season.
“We've ordered two cars and we're going forward with the plan of competing full time with the possibility of a third car at Indianapolis,” Rahal, who co-owns the team with partners David Letterman and Mike Lanigan, told Miller. “I can't gut my [ALMS] BMW team, so right now I'm looking for people and I'm talking with several drivers. We're pretty close on several sponsors and Dave and Mike are pumped up – and so am I.”
Rahal/Letterman Racing captured the 2004 Indianapolis 500 with Buddy Rice – Honda's first Indy victory – and also brought Danica Patrick to the Indy Racing League in 2005, but his team has only competed part-time in IndyCars since 2009. Even so, it came close to pulling a huge upset at this year's Indy 500, where Frenchman Bertrand Baguette led for RLL until having to make a splash-and-dash just before the finish.
The Rahal team's engine choice was not revealed, but it is expected to run Honda's new turbo V6.