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Firestone 600 – Texas Motor Speedway
Verizon IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – June 7, 2014
RAHAL FINISHED 12TH IN THE FIRESTONE 600 AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a long race and the National Guard team fought hard tonight. There were long stretches of green. We tried really hard to get the car better and better during the race and we did improve but we’ve got to get more competitive. I think we had some quick lap times out there but we’re still a little ways off. To finish 12th feels relatively good but we expect a lot better for this team and myself. To finish tonight says a lot; it’s a tough place. Grip and maintaining the tires is a premium here and we struggled a little bit tonight but we’ll keep working hard and move forward. We have a lot of oval testing coming up during the break before Houston which is a good thing; we can work hard with it. I think our street course package is good so without a doubt I feel pretty confident that we can have really good races in Houston and be competitive.”
NEXT UP: After five straight weeks of Verizon IndyCar Series competition, the series will take the next two weekends off. During the two weekend racing hiatus before the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader June 27-29, the team will test at the Milwaukee, Iowa and Pocono oval tracks.
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