Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Glen – Watkins Glen
Verizon IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, September 3, 2016
QUALIFYING PENALTY TOOK AWAY RAHAL’S TWO FASTEST LAPS AND HE DID NOT PROGRESS TO ROUND TWO; WILL START 20TH IN THE INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN
1) Scott Dixon 1:22.5259 / 147.008 mph
20) Graham Rahal 1:58.1893 / 102.649 mph (fastest lap at the time: 1:24.1716)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing / RLL Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I’m very disappointed with the ruling. We obviously have a fast race car but we’re going to have to put our heads down and try to come from behind. There is a lot of work to be done. We will give it all we can to try to come up with good strategy to help us make our way to the front.”
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: The morning warm-up will take place tomorrow from 10:30-11:00 a.m. ET and the 60-lap race will take the Green Flag at 2:37 p.m. 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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