Rahal -- the son of racing giant Bobby Rahal, who won his first professional race at the 1982 Grand Prix -- ranks as the top American in Champ Car point standings. He became the youngest racer in league history to notch a podium finish when he snagged second place at a Houston race in April. He hopes to add youngest driver to win the Cleveland race to his résumé at todays 26th-annual outing. Winning it would be an extremely special experience for my family, he says.
Yet, unlike some father-son racing combos, Rahal says his famous dad isnt the bossy type. He tends to let me go through challenges on my own and see where things lead me, he says. But if theres a problem, hes the first person to step in and help out.
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