Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 – The Milwaukee Mile
Verizon IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, July 12, 2015
RAHAL EARNED HIS FIFTH PODIUM FINISH OF THE SEASON WITH THIRD PLACE IN THE ABC SUPPLY WISCONSIN 250 AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE; MOVED TO A TIE FOR THIRD IN STANDINGS
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “These Mi-Jack Steak ‘n Shake boys did a heck of a job today. We’ve been working really hard, just putting ourselves in a position to succeed. This team put us in that position today. They got us three spots in the pits and I got a couple more on the restart and it was clear sailing from there. We were looking at a three stop strategy early on and I think we were the only ones that could do it and then we bailed and I was frustrated at the time but with the way the yellows worked out it was fine. I was a lot quicker than Helio (Castroneves) at the end but I just couldn’t get around him. This is a good points day for us. I think we are tied for third. It’s been a good year for us and this is Number Five for podiums. We wanted to beat Helio bad, wanted to pull that gap in points but it looks like he’s tied with us. We’ll just keep pushing away. We’re proud to fly the flag for Honda. That’s our goal, that’s our job and we’re proud to do it.”
RLL AT MILWAUKEE: The ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 marked the 21st event for RLL at the legendary Milwaukee Mile oval. The team won here twice (Kenny Brack 2001 & Michel Jourdain Jr. 2003), started from pole three times (Bobby Rahal 1992, Kenny Brack 2001, Vitor Meira 2004), made four front row starts (2nd – Jourdain Jr. 2003) and earned five podiums (2nd: Rahal 2004, Rice 2004; 3rd: G. Rahal 2015). Prior to the 2015 event, the team prepared a total of 37 entries for drivers such as Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1993-94), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Kenny Brack (2000-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03), Buddy Rice (2004-06), Vitor Meira (2004-05), Danica Patrick (2005-06), Jeff Simmons (2006-07), Scott Sharp (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Takuma Sato (2012), Graham Rahal (2013-2014) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned 11 top-five finishes and 20 top-10’s at the track including today’s third place finish.
NEXT UP: The Iowa Corn 300 will take place next Saturday night, July 18. Graham Rahal has earned five top-10 finishes here in seven starts with his best being fifth in 2013.
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