Why Sato’s Move To RLL Means Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Is Back And Ready To Contend

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing confirmed the long awaited Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season rumor on Wednesday morning in that they’ve signed Takuma Sato to drive their No. 16 Honda for 2018. With that move being said, it now likely means that RLL is on the fringe of something special. RLL had previously run multiple cars full-time from 1994 all the way through 2006. They’d scale back to a one-car team in 2007 and 2008, before becoming a one-off at Indy after. But, in 2012, they’d show back up full-time and have…

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Sato Returns To Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing For 2018 INDYCAR Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Over a month ago, Andretti Autosport revealed that they would stay with Honda power for the foreseeable future. With that being said, the team said that they have retained Alexander Rossi but wasn’t able to keep reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato though. They said that Sato was looking elsewhere and found a deal with Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing. But, Andretti said that neither Sato nor RLL could make the move official until the end of the season. Well, the season has been wrapped up just over 48 hours and guess…

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Claman DeMelo Keeping An Open Mind Ahead Of INDYCAR Debut This Weekend

Zachary Claman DeMelo is set to accomplish his life long goal, race in a major open wheel series. The Canadian driver has a background in karting. That’s led him to dream big and like to make a living in either the Verizon IndyCar Series or Formula One. On Sunday, he will make that goal come true. Claman DeMelo, 19, will drive the No. 13 Honda for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, making his INDYCAR debut. Claman DeMelo, has raced the last two seasons in Indy Lights competition. He…

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Zachary Claman DeMelo To Make IndyCar Debut at Sonoma With RLL

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Wednesday that the team will enter a second car in the Verizon IndyCar Series season-finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) for current Indy Lights driver Zachary Claman DeMelo. He will make his series debut next weekend with the team.  DeMelo, 19, has had his best Indy Lights season to date with four podium finishes including a win at Road America, and finished fifth in series standings. Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, will be the primary partner of the…

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Honda’s Strong Showing This Weekend in Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – We all thought this weekend would be Chevrolet dominated once again. Really, it was supposed to be Team Penske vs. Chip Ganassi Racing. After all, the two storied organizations have combined to lead all but three total laps in the four other natural road course races this season, including taking all four wins. With them having the entire top five of the points standings right now, it was clear that it was game on between these two teams this weekend at Watkins Glen. But, Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing and…

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Takuma Sato To Run For RLL In 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – The writing was already on the wall with rumors flying around that Takuma Sato was leaving Andretti Autosport at the end of the season and joining Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Well, that news has since been confirmed even though neither Sato nor RLL will comment. Several Andretti Autosport sources have confirmed that Sato won’t be back with the team next season. They even told me where he’s going “RLL.” The only reason they said that the official confirmation hasn’t been made by the Sato…

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Expectations High For Graham Rahal Heading To Watkins Glen, Goal Shifts To Top 5 Points Finish

Graham Rahal knows that his Verizon IndyCar Series championship hopes are likely over. Yes, he’s still mathematically alive with currently being sixth in the standings heading to Watkins Glen this weekend. But, the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver knows that his chances are also very limited. Right now, Rahal trails points leader Josef Newgarden by 111 points. In order to not be eliminated from title contention this weekend, he needs to gain at least seven points on Newgarden leaving Watkins Glen on Sunday afternoon. That’s a tall task to ask for since…

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