IndyCar’s Graham Rahal, NHRA’s Courtney Force engaged

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Graham Rahal couldn’t wait for Christmas.

While vacationing in Venice, Italy with girlfriend Courtney Force, Rahal decided to pop the question a month early.

And it ultimately proved to be a very special Thanksgiving, as IndyCar star driver Rahal gave thanks that NHRA Funny Car star Force said “yes.”

Both drivers announced their engagement on Twitter. The couple, which has been dating for about 18 months, has not announced a wedding date yet.

Courtney, 26, is the youngest of four daughters of 16-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force and earlier this year won the 100th event in NHRA history won by a female driver.

Graham, 25, drives for and is the son of 3-time CART champ and 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who is co-owner of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing IndyCar team.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

It makes you wonder if Ricky Stenhouse Jr., part of motorsport’s other young power couple, will now feel the pressure to pop the question to girlfriend and fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick for Christmas or not.

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