Robert "Bobby" Woodard Rahal, a retired American NASCAR driver who carries a string of championships and awards to his name was born in Medina, Ohio on January 10, 1953. Rahal won 24 races and three championships for the CART open-wheel series as a race driver including the Indianapolis 500 race in 1986. Also a team owner, Rahal and Buddy Rice, his winning driver won in the 2004 Indianapolis 500.
Rahal's racing career started in the SCCA feeder categories where he finished second in the Formula Atlantic Championship in 1977. In the following years, Rahal raced in numerous competitions including the United States Grand Prix for the Wolf Formula team, the Canadian Grand Prix in 1978, and more competitions where he brought home more victories including the most coveted CART championship which he won in 1986. He focused on CART racing in 1989 and started 200 races during his career.
After he retired as a race driver in 1998, Rahal worked for the Jaguar Formula 1 team, holding managerial positions, including as CART interim president and CEO in 2000. Rahal's awards included induction in 1994 to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2004. Rahal now lives in New Albany, Ohio.
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