Youth is served: Rahal's breakout victory sets new age standard

Champ Car ... IndyCar ... if it's got wheels and a gas pedal, 19-year-old Graham Rahal proved Sunday he can drive it, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: April 6, 2008, 11:57 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Driver Mark Donohue often called rain "the great equalizer" in auto racing.

A heavy shower 20 minutes before the start of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg certainly shuffled the deck. It produced a race chock full of incidents and varying strategies, and it ended up with the youngest winner in the history of top-level American open-wheel racing.

Graham Rahal, the youngest son of three-time CART national champion Bobby Rahal, overcame ...

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