Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – August 28, 2015
STEAK ‘N SHAKE DRIVER RAHAL SET THE SECOND FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE INDYCAR SEASON FINALE GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
1) Will Power 1:17.4858 / 110.807 mph
2) Graham Rahal 1:17.6184 / 110.618 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good session. The Steak ‘n Shake car feels pretty good. I think we found some big gains that I think will help us a lot so I’m pretty positive right now. I was on a really good lap there but didn’t quite finish it off so I’m looking forward to getting out there tomorrow to see what we’ve got. This (title fight) is going to be hard, it’s going to be pretty tight.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT SONOMA … The race will mark the eighth Indy car event for RLL here. The highest start and finish for the team here is by Buddy Rice in 2005 when he started sixth and finished second. Prior to the 2015 event, the team prepared a total of 13 Indy car entries for drivers Buddy Rice (2005-2006), Vitor Meira (2005), Danica Patrick (2005-2006), Jeff Simmons (2006), Scott Sharp (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2007-2008), Takuma Sato (2012), Graham Rahal (2013-2014) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned one podium (2nd – Rice 2005), one top-five and four top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake entry for Graham Rahal will bring the Indy car total to 14 entries in 2015.
NEXT UP: Practice 2 will take place tomorrow from 10:45-11:30 a.m. PT and be televised live on NBCSN at 1:30 PM ET. Qualifying will be 3:05 – 4:20 and will be broadcast by NBCSN at 6:30 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 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 4 PM ET Sunday, August 30.
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