Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – July 31, 2015
STEAK ‘N SHAKE DRIVER RAHAL WAS FOURTH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO
1) Scott Dixon 1:05.9645 / 123.230 mph
4) Graham Rahal 1:06.1049 / 122.968 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Today was good. The Steak ‘n Shake car is a bit of a handful for sure but if we can be as close as we are with it like it is I feel good about where we can be, going forward. We’ve just got to keep working hard, keep our heads down and we’ll be just fine. For sure we have a little bit of work to do tonight but being the top Honda in fourth feels good but I want to be P1 (fastest). This is the home race and there are only three races to go so I want to be up there.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT MID-OHIO … The Honda Indy 200 will mark the 18th Indy car event for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) here. The team also competed in the Atlantic Series race in 2003 with Danica Patrick and has competed in ALMS races here in 2007 and from 2009-2012. The highest IndyCar finish for the team here is two third place finishes (Rahal 1997, 1998) and the highest start is pole (Herta 1997). Another front row start came in 1999 (Herta; 2nd). Prior to the 2015 event, the team prepared a total of 27 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03) Ryan Hunter-Reay (2007-2008), Takuma Sato (2012), Graham Rahal (2013-2014) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned TWO podiums (3rd – Rahal 1997, 1998), 10 top-five’s and 14 top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 entry for Graham Rahal will bring the Indy car total to 28 entries in 2015.
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 10:45-11:30 a.m. ET and qualifying will be 3:00 – 4:15. NBCSN will broadcast qualifying at 3 p.m. ET Saturday. Timing and Scoring information and live streaming video is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network. The Honda Indy 200 will be televised live on CNBC beginning at 1:30 PM ET Sunday, August 2.
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