Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
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PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 13, 2014
RAHAL AND SERVIA CONTINUED TO WORK ON THEIR INDY 500 SETUPS UNTIL RAIN SHORTENED THE DAY AT APPROX. 1:30 PM ET
1) EJ Viso 224.025 mph 43 laps
25) Graham Rahal 219.703 mph 37 laps
26) Oriol Servia 219.674 mph 17 laps
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “We are working through some things on both sides (No. 15 and 16 entries). Clearly there is still work to be done, we would like to be faster of course but I think we’re getting an idea of where we need to go and that’s what we’re working up right now. It’s definitely a powerful thing having both Oriol and I here. Hopefully tomorrow we can both get some work done and get headed in the right direction.”
ORIOL SERVIA, No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Unfortunately we couldn’t run much today. We started just a tiny bit late so we only got two runs in before it started raining which wasn’t even 10 percent of what we wanted to accomplish today. But it’s the game of May really. We know that this time of year Indy has this interesting weather to work with. Tomorrow looks doubtful, weather-wise, as does Thursday. We still have some week left to make progress if the weather cooperates.”
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).
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