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Rahal Completed His First Oval Test of 2014 at Texas Motor Speedway; Windy Conditions Provided Extra Challenges

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 16, 2014) – Graham Rahal, 25, completed his first test day on an oval for the 2014 season at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) today.  He ran a total of 84 laps around the 1.5-mile high-banked oval in the No. 15 National Guard Honda in sunny but gusty condi­tions.  The Verizon IndyCar Series will compete in the Fire­stone 600 here on June 7.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies Second and Third at Long Beach

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – April 11, 2014 … BMW Team RLL equaled its best qual­i­fying effort of the young 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Series by placing its BMW Z4 GTLM machines in the second and third starting posi­tions for tomorrow’s Sports Car Show­case at Long Beach race.

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BMW Team RLL – Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach Preview

Wood­cliff   Lake, N.J. – April 7th, 2014 … BMW Team RLL arrives at the Sports Car Show­case At Long Beach leading both the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship GTLM Team and Driver stand­ings after podium finishes at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. A second place finish at Daytona was followed by a third at Sebring for the No. 55 BMW Z4 to lead the team stand­ings. Drivers Bill Auberlen and Andy Priaulx share the lead in driver points.

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Bobby Rahal to Attempt to Qualify for the 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 1, 2014) – Although the 1998 season was billed as “Rahal’s Last Ride,” 1986  Indi­anapolis 500 winner and three-time Indy car cham­pion Bobby Rahal has decided to come out of retire­ment to partic­i­pate in the 98th running of the Indi­anapolis 500.  Details of the spon­sor­ship for the No. 61 entry, to be fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, will be unveiled in the near future.

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National Guard Driver Rahal Finished 14th After Starting 21st in the Firestone GP of St. Pete

SUMMARY: On the opening lap, Rahal charged from his 21st place starting spot to 12th and was in 14th when he made his first pit stop. Different pit strate­gies played out in a race that saw only 10 caution laps of 110 total. In the closing laps of the race, Rahal was 13th but lost a posi­tion to Bour­dais with two laps to go and finished 14th.

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “I got a good start.  I saw that it was going green and there was a stack-up in front of me and I knew you could go on green so I pulled off to the right and went straight on down the inside so it worked out for me. After that we strug­gled all day with a lack of grip. I could never attack the car; it was driving me more than I was driving it. There is a lot of work to be done but I think we had some high­lights this weekend. We’ve just got to keep working on it.”

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