Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen – Watkins Glen
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, September 2, 2016
RAHAL WAS SEVENTH IN PRACTICE FOR THE INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN
1) Scott Dixon 1:22.8740 / 146.391 mph
7) Graham Rahal 1:23.5963 / 145.126 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing / RLL Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a very good day I think. We are competitive. Are we 100 percent there? No, we have a little work to do. We had a lap that was up on time but I came up on (Takuma) Sato. That lap might have been two tenths quicker but we’re still a solid few tenths (of a second) off of where we need to be so there is a little work to be done for sure. We’re all chasing Dixie (Scott Dixon) as per usual. We’re going to work hard and see what happens tomorrow. Certainly now with the repave and everything else, it takes a lot of commitment at every corner. As far as road courses are concerned, at any other track it’s unparalleled, Road America would be the only other place there are as high-commitment corners like this on a consistent basis. It’s going to be a physical day. Goes by in a blur.”
RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT WATKINS GLEN … The 2016 INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen will mark the fifth Indy car event for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) at Watkins Glen International (WGI) and first here since the team won the 2008 event with Ryan Hunter-Reay. The team has one win (Hunter-Reay 2008), and four top-10 finishes here and team drivers have led a total of 15 laps. Prior to the 2016 event, the team prepared a total of 9 Indy car entries for drivers Buddy Rice (2005-2006), Danica Patrick (2005-2006), Vitor Meira (2005), Jeff Simmons (2006-2007), Scott Sharp (2007) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008). The No. 15 entry for Graham Rahal will bring the Indy car total to 10 entries in 2016.
NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:45 a.m. ET and qualifying will be 3:00 – 4:15. NBCSN will broadcast qualifying on a tape delayed basis at 6 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 INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 2:00 PM ET Sunday, September 4.
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