News Tagged “Graham Rahal”

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Rahal Fastest Honda-Powered Driver in Both Sessions on Day 2 of the IndyCar Pre-Season Open Test at Barber; Seventh Fastest Over the Two Days and Top Honda

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Barber Motor­sports Park – OPEN TEST

Verizon IndyCar Series

TEST NOTES/QUOTES — March 17, 2015

 

RAHAL FASTEST HONDA-POWERED DRIVER IN MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS ON DAYOF THE INDYCAR PRE-SEASON OPEN TEST AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

 

Overall Times for the Test (4 sessions over two days)

1)         Will Power (Chevy)                           1:07.3118 / 123.010 mph      (set in Prac­tice 3)

7)         Graham Rahal (fastest Honda)       1:07.6203 / 122.448 mph       (set in Prac­tice 4)

 

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It’s nice to finish in the top five here, which has been a place we have strug­gled at before.  We’ve got a little work to do for sure though but I’m pleased with our result because a lot of the guys had a lot more tires than us at the end. They just kept running new tires and we had one shot at it and to do a 1:07.62 felt nice.  It should have had a five in it but that would have been about it. I’m proud of these guys. Today our objec­tive was to try a ton of stuff as learn as much as we could about the aero and I think they’ve done a heck of a job. We test at Sebring on Monday and Tuesday and its going to be an inter­esting animal with the fact that it’s going to be pretty grippy after the 12 hour race but at the end of the day I’m just looking forward to turning some laps. It’s going to be good for the dura­bility of these cars, to test how it shakes, rattles, where any weak points are and all of that sort of stuff. At the end of the day, we’ve got to just trying to turn laps in these things and test them and Sebring’s next up.”

  • FAST FACTS: In the morning session (Prac­tice 3), Rahal set the fastest time of Honda-powered drivers and was P4 overall with a lap time of 1:07.6992. He also set the fastest time of Honda-powered drivers in today’s after­noon session with a lap time of 1:07.6203 and was P5 overall… Rahal, 26, will compete in his ninth season in a major open wheel series and his third full one with RLL.  His highest series start is pole at St. Pete (2009; street) and Kansas (2009; oval) and his highest finish is a win in St. Pete (2008) in his IndyCar Series debut to make him the youngest winner in series history at 19 years, 93 days old… In 128 Indy car starts, Graham Rahal has earned 23 top-five finishes — including his 2008 win at St. Peters­burg — 53 top-10’s, and led a total of 150 laps.  In addi­tion, he won poles at St. Peters­burg (street course) and Kansas Speedway (oval) in 2009. Rahal came close to winning again in 2012 as he led the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway before a slight brush of the wall with two laps to go forced him to settle for second place. He finished second again in Long Beach in 2013 and Detroit Dual 1 in 2014.

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D-A Lubricant Co. Joins RLL as Primary Sponsor for New Orleans Indy Car Race and Becomes a Multi-Year Major Associate Sponsor

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 10, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that D-A Lubri­cant Co., a privately owned heavy duty, and indus­trial lubri­cant compounder/blender, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal at the inau­gural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana April 10 – 12 at NOLA Motor­sports Park.  In addi­tion, D-A Lubri­cant Co. has joined the team as a multi-year, major asso­ciate sponsor of the entry.

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Rahal Completed Day 1 of a Two Day Test at NOLA Motorsports Park; Called Track Physically Challenging

AVONDALE, Louisiana (February 10, 2015) – Graham Rahal joined the majority of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series field today at a test at NOLA Motor­sports Park, the track that will host the inau­gural Grand Prix of Louisiana April 10 – 12. Like most other drivers, it was Rahal’s first time on the course in an Indy car although the 26-year-old visited the track in May 2014 during a media tour to promote the Indi­anapolis 500. Many changes have been made since then.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes 2nd and 4th at 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona; No. 25 BMW Finishes Only .478 Seconds from Victory

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniver­sary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL. With car numbers chosen to honor that car, the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the check­ered flag fourth.

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BMW Team RLL: Rolex 24 at Daytona 18 Hour Report

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. — January 25, 2015… With six hours remaining in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona the sun has come up and put more than 13 hours of dark­ness behind us. BMW Team RLL currently stands third and fifth in the GLTM class.

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TranSystems Inc. Returns to RLL as an “Official Team Partner” for the Indy Car and Sports Car Programs

BROWNSBURG, Ind. and HILLIARD, Ohio (January 23, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Tran­Sys­tems Inc., a global engi­neering trans­porta­tion firm, has renewed their role as an “Offi­cial Team Partner” for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an asso­ciate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

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