Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Iowa Corn 300 – Iowa Speedway
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, July 17, 2015
RAHAL SET THE 15TH FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE IOWA CORN 300 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
1st: Tony Kanaan 17.7544 / 181.273 mph
15th: Graham Rahal 18.0875 / 177.935 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Mi-Jack Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “All in all I think it was a decent session. Obviously we have some catching up to do. Our car’s strength is the long run. It seems very consistent. This weekend is reminding me a bit of Fontana in that we just seem to be lacking the qualifying sort of speed but over the long run the car feels really good so we’re going to keep working at it and keep plugging away. Our strength this season has been keeping the rears (tires) underneath us over the stint. I hope that plays out because we need it. We need to have a good day; we can’t have a bad one anymore. This team has been doing a heck of a job. We’ll keep working hard and hope it goes our way. Obviously in the race when the sun goes down it will be different conditions so we’ll see what happens.”
RLL AT IOWA: The Iowa Corn Indy 300 will mark the sixth event for Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing at Iowa Speedway. The best finish for the team is third in 2007 by Scott Sharp who also earned the top start for the team of fourth the same year. Prior to the 2015 event, the team prepared a total of seven entries for drivers Scott Sharp (2007), Jeff Simmons (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Takuma Sato (2012) Graham Rahal (2013-2014) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned ONE podium (3rd, Sharp 2007) and four top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 entry for Graham Rahal will bring that total to eight in 2015.
NEXT UP: Qualifying will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. CT tomorrow and NBCSN will broadcast coverage on a tape delayed basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Iowa Corn 300 will take the Green Flag at 7:50 p.m. CT and NBCSN will begin coverage at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. Streaming video and Timing and Scoring information is available for all practice sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network.
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