"Graham, being an American and he's always felt very patriotic to his country, will be a great spokesman and I think that was an important element," Bobby Rahal told AP. "But you also want to make sure the driver is competitive. Nationality is important, but you've got to deliver the goods."
"For us, signing the guard is obviously huge, historic, because it gives us the ability to compete at the highest level and build our company," Bobby Rahal said. "We can give our driver the proper tools to succeed. My partners and I, we made the investments in the cars and the equipment and the personnel, and it was clear we weren't giving Graham the equipment he needed to succeed."