"Certainly the drama of that, that's a draw I would think," said 1986 winner Bobby Rahal, now a team owner. "I think clearly the more qualifiers that make the attempts, the more drama there is, the more interest there is. Surely it's got to attract more people, I would think."
"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."