SEATTLE, November 5, 2014 — Bobby Rahal has been an American auto racing driver for the last four decades and a team owner for many years now. As a driver, he won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series, including the 1986 Indianapolis 500. He also won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 as a team owner for the winning driver, Buddy Rice.
After retiring as a driver, Rahal held managerial positions with the Jaguar Formula 1 team and also was an interim president of the CART series. Rahal was also a sports car driver during the 1980s, and made one NASCAR start for the Wood Brothers. His business interests include a network of car dealerships in western and central Pennsylvania.
Rahal was also involved in the development and testing of the Honda NSX. The vehicle’s chief engineer Shigeru Uehara and his team were present at the test track to fine-tune the car’s handling according to Rahal’s feedbacks.
Rahal was inducted into both the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2004. He was inducted into the SCCA Hall of Fame on March 2, 2013
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