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Teen Rahal withstands Castroneves for first IRL win

Updated: April 6, 2008, 9:05 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As the laps wound down and his fuel ran low Sunday on the streets of St. Petersburg, teenager Graham Rahal said he had only one thought: "Please, please come to an end."

The son of longtime racing star Bobby Rahal had come oh so close to winning his first major open-wheel race several times last year as a rookie in the Champ Car World Series only to be disappointed.

Now, in his first race in the IRL IndyCar Series, Rahal was out front but being chased by Helio ...

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