Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit – Dual 2
Verizon IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – June 1, 2014
RAHAL WAS COLLECTED IN AN OPENING LAP INCIDENT, REJOINED THE RACE SEVEN LAPS DOWN BUT ULTIMATELY RETIRED IN 21ST FROM RACE 2 OF THE CHEVROLET INDY DUAL IN DETROIT
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Yesterday was a really good day for the National Guard guys. Unfortunately we just peaked too early. At the start today we just had terrible luck. These things happen. I couldn’t see him (Power). I got a great start and got by about five guys and I saw Newgarden and I knew there were two inside but I didn’t know who the other one was and I guess it was Power. Then I saw Newgarden start to turn in so I thought it was clear and I started to go and the next thing I know Power just drilled him and hit him straight into me and I t-boned him. When I got hit from behind by (Justin) Wilson it broke the gear sensor and when that happens these cars can’t run, its all electronics so the car wouldn’t go into gear at all and that’s what took us so long to fix. Unfortunately we couldn’t fix it properly but the guys did a good job. Then later I brushed the wall in Turn 13 and we retired. I was trying to build upon yesterday. We’ve just got to keep our chin up and go. We’ll be alright.”
NEXT UP: The Firestone 600 will take place next Saturday night, June 7 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS). Graham Rahal’s best start of third and finish of second came at TMS in 2012. RLL has earned one pole at TMS (Scott Sharp 2007), made two front row starts and the team’s highest finish is second place with Vitor Meira in 2005.
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