Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
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PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 12, 2014
RAHAL AND SERVIA MAKE PROGRESS ON DAY 2 OF PRACTICE FOR THE INDY 500
1) Ryan Hunter-Reay 225.025 mph 11 laps
16) Oriol Servia 221.529 mph 53 laps
20) Graham Rahal 221.107 mph 93 laps
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I think we found some really good stuff at the end of the day. The guys did a phenomenal job switching things over. We made some big changes and I think we’re starting to make some headway. Oriol had a good day trying some things and I had a good one so now we’re going to take tonight and put those things together and hopefully have a good car tomorrow.”
ORIOL SERVIA, No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good day. It’s what the month of May is about, trying things, running laps. And hopefully everyday is like today where my best run is my last run. I felt more comfortable in the last few things we tried. It was where I liked the car the best. Tomorrow we have more things to try. Hopefully there won’t be much rain and we can accomplish that.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT INDY … The team’s highest start and finish in the event came in 2004 when Buddy Rice won from pole. In addition, the team has earned a total of four podiums (2nd – Meira 2005; 3rd – Rahal 1994, 1995). The 2014 race will mark the 17th year for the team in the event. Prior to 2014, the team prepared a total of 30 entries for drivers such as Bobby Rahal (1992-1995), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Jimmy Vasser (2002-2003), Kenny Brack (2003, 2005), Buddy Rice (2004, 2006; DNC 2005 due to practice crash), Vitor Meira (2004, 2005), Roger Yasukawa (2004), Danica Patrick (2005, 2006), Jeff Simmons (2006, 2007), Scott Sharp (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Oriol Servia (2009), Graham Rahal (2010 and 2013), Bertrand Baguette (2011), Jay Howard (2011), Takuma Sato (2012), Michel Jourdain (2012) and James Jakes (2013).
NEXT UP: Practice will resume for the 98th Indy 500 tomorrow between 12-6 p.m. ET. Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary by the IMS Radio Network.
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