Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – May 12, 2016
RAHAL TOP HONDA AND FOURTH FASTEST OVERALL TODAY IN PRACTICE FOR THE ANGIE’S LIST GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS; PIGOT 12TH FASTEST IN HIS SECOND SERIES EVENT
1) Scott Dixon 1:09.8281 / 125.743 mph
4) Graham Rahal 1:09.9896 / 125.453 mph (P2 in Practice 1, P3 in Practice 2)
12) Spencer Pigot 1.10.2541 / 124.981 mph (P12 in both practice sessions)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I think we are okay in terms of performance. We took a big swing there and made a big change for Practice 2. It was one of those things that would either go our way or not and I think it hurt us a bit so we will go back on that change for tomorrow. Spencer (Pigot) had some good finds so we will work with that. Overall we are competitive but I have been fighting a pretty bad cold so it beat me up a little today. We ran a lot of laps this afternoon and were pounding around so I definitely got a workout in so I will sleep well tonight, that’s for sure. I think we learned some stuff there, we definitely learned the wrong way to go. We’re going to make some changes and get this Steak ‘n Shake machine back up front.”
SPENCER PIGOT, No. 16 RLL / Mi-Jack / Manitowoc Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It’s great to be back in the car, I have been waiting a while. We had a really good day today. We kept improving, the car is getting better and better and I am getting comfortable in it again. It’s cool to be driving an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s so much quicker than what I am used to driving here which makes it a lot more fun. I’m really enjoying it. The straight line speed here is higher than I have ever experienced, and you are braking all the way down to really slow corners. It’s a unique track.”
RLL AT INDY ROAD COURSE…. The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis will mark the third Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.439-mile road course. The team’s best finish here is second in 2015 and best start is 12th in 2014 – both by Graham Rahal.
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:45 a.m. ET and qualifying will take place from 3:00-4:15 PM. Timing and Scoring information and live streaming video is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary by the IMS Radio Network. The Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be televised live on ABC at 3:30 PM ET Saturday, May 14.
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