Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans
Verizon IndyCar Series
DUAL 1 RACE NOTES/QUOTES – June 4, 2016
RAHAL FINISHED FOURTH AFTER RUNNING AS HIGH AS SECOND IN DUAL 1 OF THE CHEVROLET DUAL IN DETROIT
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “The guys did a great job. I’m frustrated that somehow Daly and Bourdais got around us. I’m disappointed about that. At the end of the day the United Rentals Honda was great, we put some great laps in and to come out fourth is a nice result. Obviously I would rather be on that podium but it’s a good first race for us here. I want to keep my podium streak here but we will get another chance tomorrow. Pit stops were key and my guys did a great job. We put a good solid run together there to finish fourth. That was a tough race. Literally it hurt my bones. The kick back in the steering wheel is so rough that my wrists are just aching.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT DETROIT … This is 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: Qualifying for Dual 2 will take place tomorrow from 10:45-11:15 a.m. ET and the 70 lap Dual 2 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 2 will be televised live on ABC beginning at 3:30 PM ET Sunday, June 5.
PHOTO AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Media members who register on the IndyCar Series media site have access to photography as well as video. Register for access to photos at: www.indycarmedia.com/pages/ApplyforAccess