Graham Rahal To Join Dreyer and Reinbold for Indy Iowa Corn 250

Ryan WordenFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 29:  Graham Rahal (C), driver of the #30 Quick Trim Rahal Letterman Racing Special Dallara Honda, and Kim Kardashian (R) ride in the back of a pickup truck during the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade on May 29, 2010 in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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James Black, at 16th and Georgetown is reporting that Graham Rahal has been added to the Dreyer and Reinbold stable for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.  This will be the third team Rahal has run for, after several road course races with Sarah Fisher racing, and an Indianapolis 500 with Rahal Letterman Racing.

Full details of the deal are not yet known, but it is believed Rahal will only have a one race ride confirmed at the moment.  If all goes well, Rahal could be the full season replacement for the injured Mike Conway.  Conway could be out the rest of the season following severe injuries suffered from his crash at Indianapolis.

The 21 year old Ohio native will team with Justin Wilson, who was his former teammate at Newman, Haas, Lanigan when the pair converted from Champ Car to the current series.

Rahal had hinted on the social networking site twitter that an announcing was forthcoming, saying, "Got some exciting news that should be announced soon! Can't wait!" and "I promise everyone will find out the news soon. I'm just excited to get back in the swing of things."

Rahal found himself without a ride after McDonald's pulled their funding from Newman Haas just before the start of the 2010 season.  Since then the young driver could have hung a sign similar to 'have gun, will travel'. 

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If all goes well in two weeks in the cornfield of Iowa, Rahal may have found a home for the rest of the year.

Tomas Scheckter filled in for Conway at Texas Motor Speedway.  This was not only because of Scheckter record on the track, but also the 6 day turnaround from Indianapolis.  The team already had a seat fitted for Scheckter and actually used his Dallara from the 500 mile race.

This leaves both Scheckter and Ana Beatrix in the dark as to their future during the 2010 season.  Both drivers have races multiple times for Dreyer and Reinbold during the season, but without additional funding appear to be on the outside looking in.

Rahal finally appears to have a home.  As more details are released, we'll keep you updated with the freshest information.

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