Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans
Verizon IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – June 3, 2016
RAHAL QUALIFIED 10TH FOR DUAL 1 OF THE CHEVROLET DUAL IN DETROIT
1) Simon Pagenaud 1:14.9166 / 112.926 mph (Group 2, Round 3)
10) Graham Rahal 1:15.7172 / 111.732 mph (Group 2, Round 2)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Getting a good balance is a challenging thing here. We had an unfortunate situation in qualifying as well. The bumps are so bad here that my left side seat belt actually came undone in both rounds so we had to be pretty cautious because of that. I don’t know why that’s happening but the bumps between Turns 2 and 3 are so severe, the seatbelt is having an issue. We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen again. My (car) balance on the black Firestone is really good but my balance on the reds just isn’t very good so we’ve got a little bit of work to do there. Ultimately, on the blacks on the long run, the United Rentals car is very, very competitive so I feel pretty good going into tomorrow.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT DETROIT … This will be RLL’s 17th year to compete at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park and the team’s 20th and 21st races. The team’s highest start of second place came in the inaugural running on Belle Isle in 1992 by Bobby Rahal and in 2013 by James Jakes in Dual 2. Bobby Rahal brought the team its highest finish with a win in 1992, Jakes added a third podium for the team in 2013 with his second place finish and Graham Rahal added a fourth and fifth podium with his second place finish in Dual 1 in 2014 and third place finish in Dual 2 in 2015. In total, the team has earned five podiums (2nd – G. Rahal 2014, Jakes 2013 & Max Papis 2000), (3rd – G. Rahal 2015) six top-five finishes and 14 top-10’s here (chart available).
NEXT UP: Practice 2 will take place tomorrow from 10:05-10:35 a.m. ET and the 70 lap Dual 1 will take the Green Flag at 3:50 PM. 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 Chevrolet Dual in Detroit, Dual 1 will be televised live on ABC beginning at 3:30 PM ET Saturday, June 4.
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