Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
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CARB DAY NOTES/QUOTES – May 23, 2014
SERVIA AND RAHAL TURN FINAL LAPS ON CARB DAY BEFORE THE 86TH RUNNING OF THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
1) Tony Kanaan 227.838 mph 46 laps
24) Oriol Servia 223.677 mph 49 laps
31) Graham Rahal 222.400 mph 42 laps
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “We have had better days. We’ve got a little work to do to improve. We’ve got to find some speed, and, most importantly some grip for our National Guard car. We have one more session left and that is the race. It was challenging to drive the car in traffic. Even if we got the balance right, we couldn’t really tow up enough on others so we definitely have to find some speed.”
ORIOL SERVIA, No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good session. We tried quite a different approach to the setup and we hoped that what ever we tried would come out exactly right but it still takes some tuning and an hour goes very fast after you have been here for days and days and you have to tune the car in an hour. But I think we are on to something and I am very confident that our engineers will fine tune what we learned and we will have a good car. I feel we made a good step towards having a good race car.”
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: ay practice will take place from 11-12:00 a.m. EDT on Friday. Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary by the IMS Radio Network. The pit crew for the No. 15 National Guard entry will participate in the Pit Stop Contest on Carb Day. The action begins at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
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