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.