Rahal Frustrated With Lack of Grip This Weekend at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Graham Rahal has been happy, but frustrated at the Barber Motorsports Park the the two races here. In both, he finished runner-up. Also in both, he had a chance to win as well. But, with how this weekend is shaping up for the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver, he would love to get back up to runner-up this year. Unfortunately, Rahal has been visibly frustrated all weekend, as the Ohio native has been seventh, 15th and ninth respectively in all three practice sessions. They’ve been searching for more grip or…

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Can Graham Rahal Move 1 Step Further Up On Podium This Weekend in Barber

Leeds, Ala – The last two years, Graham Rahal has been so close to winning the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. In fact, he’s been the second driver to take the checkered flag in each of the last two years. In 2015, Rahal charged through the field, led 17 laps and was off pit strategy just barely missing out on winning. He’d finish second. Then last year, he had a thrilling late race battle with Simon Pagenaud for the win, as the Ohio native come up just short when contact between the…

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For 3rd Straight Year, Helio Castroneves Wins the Pole at Long Beach

Long Beach, Calif – It was Helio Castroneves against a whole fleet of Honda’s in qualifying for Sunday’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Five Honda drivers advanced to the Firestone Fast Six, with Castroneves being the lone representative of the Chevrolet teams in the third and final round of qualifying on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Long Beach. In that final qualifying round, the Team Penske driver beat out all five Honda’s to earn the pole for tomorrow’s 85 lap race. 

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Graham Rahal Ready for Victory in “Second Hometown Race” at Long Beach

INDIANAPOLIS – Graham Rahal has already won in his “hometown race” when he reached victory lane at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2015. That victory was so emotional for the second-generation driver, as he grew up in nearby Columbus, Ohio. Most of his entire family and a ton of friends were on hand that day which made the win even more special for him. But, he now has a “second hometown race” and he’d like to win at that track too. When Rahal married NHRA driver Courtney Force, he became…

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Test Days Like Today at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Beneficial for a Small Team Like Graham Rahal’s

INDIANAPOLIS – The calendar may say March 24, but there were Verizon IndyCar Series machines on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval on Friday. All four Chip Ganassi Racing cars, both Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports entries as well as Graham Rahal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing took part in the Honda team test at the famed 2.5-mile track today. The four car Team Penske organization joined them as well making 11 different car/driver combinations hitting the yard of bricks on a beautiful sun drenched afternoon at IMS. But, windy conditions made things treacherous for drivers today,…

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Graham Rahal Says If They Don’t Improve Saturday, They’ll Need to” Create Some Magic” Sunday

St. Petersburg, Fla – Ahead of Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Pete, Graham Rahal said that it would be imperative that they start out of the gates strong this weekend and nab a great finish. He cited that a bad finish would make it tough to rebound to win a season championship. That’s why he’s so frustrated leaving the 1.8-mile street circuit on Friday because after two practice sessions today, they’re still searching for speed in his No. 15 Honda. Rahal, came out of the gates strong in…

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Rahal Has Added Importance For Himself in St. Pete

INDIANAPOLIS – Graham Rahal has had a love-hate relationship with the season opener at St. Pete. It’s the spot where he got his first Verizon IndyCar Series victory in 2008. That will always hold a special place in the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing drivers heart. The next year, he came back and earned the pole for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete. But, the results since have been a mixed bag. That’s why St. Pete has the relationship it does with Rahal. “St. Pete has been good and bad for me. After…

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