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Courtney Force and Graham Rahal expecting their first child

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Courtney Force and Graham Rahal announced Tuesday they are expecting their first child just around the time they’ll be celebrating five years of marriage.

Rahal tweeted: “SURPRISE! Baby Rahal is arriving November 2020! Court and I couldn’t be more excited to become parents, and for the next phase of our lives together. #BabyRahal”

Rahal, a six-time winner in the NTT IndyCar Series and the son of 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, and Force, a 12-time Funny Car winner in NHRA and the daughter of drag racing legend John Force, were married Nov. 21, 2015 in Santa Barbara, California.

Courtney Force retired from racing before the 2019 season as the winningest female Funny Car driver in NHRA history. Graham Rahal will begin his eighth season of driving for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with the June 6 season opener at Texas Motor Speedway on NBC.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”