The 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest will mark Graham's fifth race here. He narrowly missed winning his first pole in 2008 by 2/10ths of a second over a four lap average and started a career best second to Andretti in what was the first Andretti/Rahal front row since 1992 in Loudon, NH. He ran between second and fourth until L130 when he drove over âeoemarblesâe and lost control of his car after trying to go around the slower car of Darren Manning and retired in 25th place. He qualified second in 2009 and briefly took the lead at the start but dropped to third by the end of the lap and ultimately finished fourth, his highest finish on an oval at the time. In 2010, he ran a partial season and did not race at Milwaukee. In 2011 he qualified 12th and earned his best finish at Milwaukee to date of second. Last year, he qualified 17th, started 11th after many ahead served an engine change penalty and finished ninth.
"Milwaukee is very challenging for teams, drivers and engineers; I think possibly one of the hardest with it being a very fast one mile, flat oval. I am however really looking forward to it. When it's right, there is no track more rewarding than Milwaukee. It's great because there is a huge range of good cars versus bad, and the way cars fall off over the stint is very different. It should be a very exciting race."