Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Kohler Grand Prix at Road America
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PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – June 24, 2016
RAHAL SET THE FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE KOHLER GRAND PRIX
1) Graham Rahal 1:43.0224 / 140.265 mph
2) Will Power 1:43.1608 / 140.076 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Gehl / D-A Lubricant Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It’s nice being fastest but we all know it’s just Friday. We’re really limited on tires so I’m surprised we ended up where we did. We have a set less than everybody else since we weren’t able to run five laps in the first 20 minutes of the first session due to the electronics problem. We had an antenna that is supplied by Cosworth that was faulty. At first we didn’t know that was the problem. When we turned it on, it fried the logger box. Then when we put a new logger box in, the antennae fried it too. Cosworth got it sorted out but we lost 40 minutes of practice time in the first session and didn’t get the extra set of tires. I’m really pleased with our tire usage with everything we faced in the first session. The Gehl / D-A Lubricant car had a good pace but that lap should have been better. I’m a little disappointed in myself because I threw at least a tenth of a second away on the last corner. Well keep our heads down and keep pounding hard to make the car better. It’s awesome to be here at Road America. On the out laps you see all the fans and it’s spectacular. It’s far better than I ever remember a Friday being here. There are people everywhere and we can’t thank IndyCar fans enough. This proves to everyone that has never been here what Road America is all about.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT ROAD AMERICA … This will mark the team’s 13th time to compete in an Indy car race here and first since 2003. The team competed in CART and Champ Car-sanctioned raced here from 1992-2003 with a best starting position of pole by Kenny Brack in 2001 and best finish of second place by Bobby Rahal in 1996. The team has earned a total of four podium finishes here (2nd – Rahal 1996; 3rd – Rahal 1992-1993, Kenny Brack 2000).
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:45 a.m. CT and qualifying will take place from 3:00-4:15. NBCSN will broadcast qualifying coverage on a tape delayed basis at 5:30 PM 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 Kohler Grand Prix will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 12:30 PM ET Sunday, June 26.
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