(ST. PETERSBURG, FL – March 25, 2015) – Valpak announced today that it will once again partner with IndyCar Series team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing. This will be the second year for the exciting partnership that combines America’s love of racing with the Valpak loyal audience.
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 DAY 2 OF 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.
AVONDALE, Louisiana (March 14, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) and driver Graham Rahal completed their first test day with Honda’s all-new aerodynamic kit today at the 2.67-mile NOLA Motorsports Park road course. The team previously tested at this track February 10 – 11.
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.
AVONDALE, Louisiana (February 11, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing completed a two day test with Graham Rahal today at the 2.67-mile NOLA Motorsports Park road course. Rahal completed 96 laps today for a two day total of 187 laps at the course.
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.
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.
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.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 24, 2015… With six hours complete in the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona darkness has taken a firm hold over the Daytona International Speedway and BMW Team RLL stands sixth and eighth in the GLTM class.
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.