RLL Hoping For Another Double Top 10 Finish Sunday In Portland

Last Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park was a prime example on to how the 2018 season has gone for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. When you think of it, the year hasn’t looked all that bad for them. No, they haven’t won a race yet this season, but they left the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 disappointed. They had dual top 10’s but weren’t entirely happy. 

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Gateway A Prime Example On How 2018 Season Has Gone For RLL

MADISON, Ill – The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season hasn’t been all that bad for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. When you think of it, they haven’t been that far off. But, Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at the Gateway Motorsports Park is a prime example as to how their season has gone. Both cars came away with top 10 finishes under the lights on the 1.25-mile oval. That’s a good thing. It’s the fourth time in the last seven Indy Car races that Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato have both finished…

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Despite More Top 10 Finishes Than Seasons Past, Rahal Says He’s Been Average In 2018, Aiming To End Year With A Win

MADISON, Ill – Heading into Saturday night’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network), Graham Rahal sits eighth, 179 points out of the lead, in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings. While he’s still mathematically eligible to win this year’s title, he needs to make up some ground. Any driver who trails the points leader by 159 points or more following the race will be eliminated from contention though. That means Rahal needs to outscore Scott Dixon by at least 20 points this weekend. He is only 26 points ahead of…

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Fifth Third Bank To Be Primary Sponsor On Rahal’s No.15 Honda For Mid-Ohio

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have had no shortage of sponsorships. On Thursday, they announced that Fifth Third Bank will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s Verizon IndyCar Series entry at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 29. It is the home race for Rahal, who grew up in nearby New Albany, Ohio as well as the home race for the team, who have a race shop in Hilliard, Ohio. “We are very excited about our partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” said Francie Henry,…

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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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