Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 30, 2014
RAHAL SET THE TENTH FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE CHEVROLET INDY DUAL IN DETROIT
1) Simon Pagenaud 1:17.6502 / 108.950 mph
10) Graham Rahal 1:18.6137 / 107.615 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “The National Guard car seems to be very competitive and that’s all we can ask for. It seems we’re right in the thick of it. I’m pretty happy with our pace. I brushed the wall in Practice 2 and ended our day about 15 minutes early but we’re pretty quick and competitive. I think the things we found in Long Beach with the setup are starting to pay off.”
1 WIN, 2 FRONT ROW STARTS & 3 PODIUMS ON BELLE ISLE FOR RLL RACING: The 2014 entry will mark the 15th year for the team in the event as well as the 16th and 17th races. The team’s highest start of second place and highest finish of first in the event came in the inaugural running on Belle Isle in 1992 by Bobby Rahal. The team also started second in 2013 with James Jakes (Dual 2). In total, the team has earned three podiums (James Jakes 2013, Max Papis 2000 – 2nd), four top-five finishes and 12 top-10’s here (chart on back page). Prior to 2014, the team prepared a total of 23 entries for drivers such as Bobby Rahal (1992-1998), Mike Groff (1993-94), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Kenny Brack (2000-01), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2007-08), Takuma Sato (2012) Graham Rahal (2013) and James Jakes (2013). The No. 15 National Guard entry for Graham Rahal will bring that total to 24 in 2014.
NEXT UP: Qualifying for Dual 1 will take place tomorrow morning from 8:35-9:35 a.m. ET. Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com. The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Race 1 — will air on ABC on Saturday, May 31 and race 2 will air on ABC on Sunday – both shows begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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