Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Iowa Corn 300 – Iowa Speedway
Verizon IndyCar Series
RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, July 9, 2017
RAHAL FINISHED FIFTH IN THE IOWA CORN 300 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I’m really proud of the GEHL team. I wanted to win today so I’m disappointed with fifth, which is a good thing. We had a good day and got solid points. We would have liked to have gained on Will (Power) and Helio (Castroneves, in the point standings) though. I actually felt I had a car that was equally as good as theirs but the track position became hard. As I said during the broadcast under the red flag, the guys just kept moving up (on the high line), which is fine – that’s their right to choose a lane – but that was where I was comfortable running so we lost some space. The guys did a great job though. We’ve just got to keep our heads down and keep finishing in the front. We’re going to Toronto (street race) now and after what happened in Detroit (two wins, street race), hopefully that set up will translate well and we’ll have a great race there too. Yeah I’m disappointed with fifth place but overall it was a great day. That’s four really solid finishes in a row so we’ve just got to keep this going.”
NEXT UP: The series will compete in the Honda Indy Toronto next weekend. After earning back-to-back wins on the streets of Detroit’s Belle Isle, Rahal and the team are optimistic of a strong performance in Canada.
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