Takuma Sato Hitting His Stride With RLL

For the first time in five years, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing expanded back to a two-car operation. See, the last time that they did so was back in the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Graham Rahal had just two top five finishes and five top 10’s compared to James Jakes’ one top five and three top 10s himself. That was the moment that the team decided that it was time to scale back and focus on their one car effort with Rahal rather than just run a second car for the sake…

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I Need A Win and We As A Team Need a Win, It’s That Simple” Says Rahal Heading To Iowa

Other than a mistake at Belle Isle where Graham Rahal crashed out and finished 22nd, the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver has finished inside the top 10 everywhere else. He’s had a consistent fifth to 10th place car all year long. In the nine races excluding Belle Isle 1, Rahal has finished fifth through 10th in eight of them. One of those finishes that stands out was a ninth place finish at a short oval in Phoenix. With all these stats being said, Rahal grabbing a top 10 finish in Sunday’s Iowa…

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With Dual Top 10 Finishes For RLL In Road America, They’re 3-for-3 On Natural Road Courses For That Feat

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing had a rough start for their new two car program at the beginning of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While Graham Rahal finished runner-up, his new teammate Takuma Sato finished 12th. The next race in Phoenix, Rahal was ninth and Sato 11th. In race No. 3 at Long Beach, Rahal was fifth but Sato 21st. One car was performing but not the other. Call it growing pains. 

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If He Can Qualify Better, Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Is Rahal’s Turn For Victory

Graham Rahal has had a quiet start to the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While he sits sixth in the season standings, no one is talking about him much. But, that could be a problem for his competition. See, Rahal is on the verge of winning soon. This weekend’s Kohler Grand Prix (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) in Road America could be the perfect spot to do so. In 2016, Rahal started sixth and finished third. In 2017, he started sixth again and came home eighth. He was on the…

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Rahal Inks 5 Year Extension With RLL

FORT WORTH, TX – Forget the rumors that Graham Rahal could be eventually joining Team Penske, he’s staying put. Rahal and Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing announced on Friday from the Texas Motor Speedway that the second generation driver will remain with his family team for at least another five seasons. Rahal, said that the extension is a five year deal which keeps him in the No. 15 Honda through the 2023 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Rahal, started his career with Newman-Haas Racing and raced there from 2007 through 2009. He had one win,…

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Rahal To Play A Factor In Saturday’s DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) Says He Has a Love/Hate Relationship With The Track

Chevrolet powered cars led 150 out of the 200 laps in the Indianapolis 500 last month. They also had a 1-2 finish and put nine cars in the top 11 of the starting lineup. Meanwhile, the Honda’s obviously struggled. Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing was the most affected. But, on race day, they rose to the challenge and saw Graham Rahal charge up to a top 10 finish. Now, with cooler temperatures at night this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway, can Honda and Rahal capitalize? Since 2012, not many drivers have been…

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Rahal’s Tire Strategy Nearly Nets Him Another Belle Isle Win, But A Crash Halts His Chances

BELLE ISLE, MI – Pit strategy and when to do so was the story of the day in Saturday’s first dual of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix race weekend. But, one other tidbit in that strategy was tire selection by Graham Rahal and his No. 15 Honda team. See, while 22 of the 23 drivers started on the Firestone alternate tires, Rahal decided to start the 70 Lap race off on the Firestone primaries. While everyone else would in theory be faster at the start, Rahal would have the duration in…

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Rahal Eyeing Another Belle Isle Sweep, Both RLL Cars Should Be Strong This Weekend

You really can’t translate anything over from the old Verizon IndyCar Series car to the new one. Everything is different. The biggest learning curve has actually come on street courses as everything from the braking zones to sightlines to steering to the speed of the corners and everything in between is vastly different. But, for one driver, he’s hoping not many things change between last year’s Duels in Detroit to this year’s. See, Graham Rahal became just the second driver ever to sweep two races in the same race weekend.…

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Rahal Quickest On Day 3, Hildebrand Taps Wall In Happy Hour

INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Graham Rahal was found towards the bottom of the Verizon IndyCar Series speed chart at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for practice in preparation for next Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (11 a.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network). He was 34th out of 35 cars to be exact. But, in Thursday’s seven hour session, the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver improved 33 spots. That’s right, Rahal led the way in Day 3 of Indy 500 practice on Thursday. 

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Rahal Should Be Strong Favorite For Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Media Site)

INDIANAPOLIS – In 2015, Will Power said that Graham Rahal would have won the INDYCAR Grand Prix if he was driving a Chevrolet car. He’d start 17th but charge to a runner-up finish in his No. 15 Honda. A year later, he was back with the aero deficiency Honda and started 24th. He’d charge to a fourth place run still. Last year, he started 20th. He’d finish sixth. 

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