Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Iowa Corn 300 – Iowa Speedway
Verizon IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, July 8, 2017
RAHAL WILL START 10TH IN SUNDAY’S IOWA CORN 300 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
POLE: Will Power 2-lap avg. speed of 185.210 mph (L1: 17.3929, L2: 17.3612)
10th: Graham Rahal 2-lap avg. speed of 181.138 mph (L1: 17.8306, L2: 17.7047)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I’m disappointed because I think we had a quicker car than that. We just lost the balance a little bit in qualifying but the GEHL boys will continue to work hard to give us the best race car they can. We didn’t get a lot of running in this morning in race trim so hopefully we will be able to do that tonight. It’s not that the car was bad, but I know we had better than that. The balance changed a lot over the run. It looks like we ran more trimmed than most guys but we wanted to take a swing for the fences.”
RLLR AT IOWA: The Iowa Corn Indy 300 will mark the eighth event for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) at Iowa Speedway. The best finish for the team is third in 2007 by Scott Sharp who also earned the top start for the team of fourth the same year. Prior to the 2017 event, the team prepared a total of nine entries for drivers Scott Sharp (2007), Jeff Simmons (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Takuma Sato (2012) Graham Rahal (2013-2016) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned one podium (3rd, Sharp 2007) and five, top-10 finishes at the track. The No. 15 GEHL entry for Graham Rahal will bring the total number of cars entered in the race to 10 in 2017.
NEXT UP: Final practice will take place tonight from 6:15-6:45 p.m. CT. The Iowa Corn 300 will take the Green Flag at 4:44 p.m. CT and NBCSN will begin coverage at 4 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. ET. Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network.
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