Teammate Important to Graham Rahal, Qualifying Even More So for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Graham Rahal has said the last few years that being a small team has hurt him in the essence that they’re having to double their work load without a teammate in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Rahal, has had to do all the race setups, qualifying setups, race runs, tests, etc. The only information they get is from him. Other teams, well they can split those duties up. They can have different teammates do different setups, then debrief to see what works the best. That hasn’t been an option unfortunately…

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Lack of Speed on the Straights Cost Rahal a Win in the IndyCar Grand Prix on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – One of these years, Graham Rahal is going to be the one dominating the IndyCar Grand Prix. In 2015, race winner Will Power said that if Rahal was in a Chevrolet powered car he would have easily won. In 2016, race winner Simon Pagenaud said if Rahal started up front (he was supposed to start third if not for his car failing tech) he would have easily won again. This year, Rahal started 20th out of 22 cars and he still finished sixth, his best result of the 2017…

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Graham Rahal Has Frustrating Qualifying Effort, Will Start 20th on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS – Its no secret, the start to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season hasn’t gone the way that Graham Rahal had hoped for. The second generation driver was involved in a first lap incident in the season opener at St. Pete and limped home 17th. At Long Beach and Barber, they didn’t really have the car to contend and finished 10th and 13th respectively. Then, in the last race at Phoenix, Rahal was a by product of bad luck and was involved in a first lap crash that left him…

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Another Top 5 Coming Saturday for Graham Rahal for IndyCar Grand Prix?

INDIANAPOLIS – Its been a frustrating start to the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season for Graham Rahal. The Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing driver currently sits 17th in the standings heading into this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix (3:30 p.m. ET/ABC/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rahal, has struggled with all around speed this year, citing that a lack of a teammate has made work that much harder for them to overcome this season. Rahal, 28, has yet to finish in the top five so far, with finishes of 17th, 10th, 13th and…

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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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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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Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing To Compete In 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) announced today that the team will compete in the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar championship and enter a Ford Fiesta ST for driver Austin Dyne.  The program will operate from the team’s Ohio race shop. The GRC team is the latest addition to RLLR’s portfolio that includes a current program in the Verizon IndyCar Series and the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Since being formed in 1992, the team has fielded entries in series such as CART, Champ Car, the IndyCar…

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