Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 29, 2015

IndyCar driver Graham Rahal will be easy to spot this weekend in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

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That's because the New Albany, Ohio, native will be sporting the sweet Ohio State-themed helmet pictured above.

The helmet is inspired by the design Ohio State wore in the inaugural College Football Playoff, complete with the championship trophy decal on the back.

?It is beyond awesome,? Rahal told

Catch Rahal, and his "awesome" helmet, in the Honda Indy 200 at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday on CNBC.

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It was done by designer Austin Polen with an assist from Ohio State football director of player personnel Mark Pantoni, who provided facsimiles of the decals, such as the Buckeyes leaves and color schemes.

?I had this concept that, with Ohio State having won the national championship and us being in the championship battle here, it would be fun to come home and do something I haven?t done before,? Rahal said. ?This thing, it is very accurate.?

The helmet bears the No. 15, a reference to Rahal?s car number and also the jersey number of standout running back Ezekiel Elliott. It is adorned with 18 Buckeye leaves, symbolic of Rahal?s 18 career podium finishes as an IndyCar driver.

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