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ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway
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RACE NOTES/QUOTES – August 20, 2017
RAHAL SWAPPED THE LEAD MULTIPLE TIMES WITH KANAAN PAST THE HALFWAY MARK OF THE ABC SUPPLY 500 AT POCONO RACEWAY BUT HAD TO SETTLE WITH A NINTH PLACE FINISH
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Bobby Rahal Automotive Group Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I think we had a really good race car today. We were a little too draggy on a downforce level to win today and just fell back. We were just never able to get the wing out during the pit stops to pick up a little speed. Unfortunately as people saw on the one stop right before we lost a little bit of time, we came in and then came out in the middle of a group and got freight-trained. After that it was all about trying to recover. Everybody did a great job on the No. 15 team today. We’ll go back and review strategy to see where we could have been better. Our team has worked awfully hard and we had a car that was capable of running in the top three certainly. I don’t know that I had even Rossi’s pace. He would have struggled to get by us but I think he was a little bit quicker and the same with a couple of other guys. When we were up with TK (Tony Kanaan), if that train could have just kept working, swapping lap-to-lap-to–lap, I would have been perfectly cool with that but sometimes that’s not the way these things go. We’re just going to have to work harder to be better and finish as high as we can in the championship. We will go out there and continue to push hard to end the season strong.”
NEXT UP: The Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park will take place next Saturday night.
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