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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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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Team Penske Strong On Friday, Full INDYCAR Practice Report From Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – The Verizon IndyCar Series took to the scenic 4.014-mile Road America track on Friday for not one but two practice sessions on the day. The first session was 45 minutes in length and saw Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden top the speed charts with a time of 1:43.047-seconds in his No. 1 Chevrolet. Newgarden is the defending series champion and finished runner-up on the Elkhart Lake track last season. So, the speed isn’t surprising. Plus, at another track on the schedule like Road America in Barber, Newgarden was…

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RLL, Sato Land New Primary Sponsor For Texas

INDIANAPOLIS – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing have been on the front of all the Verizon IndyCar Series teams in terms of securing sponsorship. Graham Rahal has pieced together several deals for not just the 2018 season, but in seasons prior as well. On Wednesday, RLL announced that ABeam Consulting, who provides business transformation services to over 800 clients throughout Asia, the Americas and Europe, will be primary sponsor of Takuma Sato’s No. 30 Honda entry at the DXC Technology 600 (8 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. ABeam has…

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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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2018 Indy 500 Not Kind To 2017 Indy 500 Top Finishers

INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Takuma Sato narrowly beat Helio Castroneves by 0.2011-seconds in a thrilling 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Jones had a phenomenal ride in coming home third with Dale Coyne Racing while Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan rounded out the top five. Well, the 2018 edition of the historic race wasn’t kind to those drivers. Two of the first three cars out of Sunday’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 finished in the top three in 2017. Furthermore, none of the five finished inside the top 20…

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Mobil 1 The Grid Chronicles Takuma Sato’s 2017 Indy 500 Victory

Takuma Sato’s victory at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 marked a landmark moment in the Japanese driver’s racing career. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to the IndyCar star to find out more about how he prepares for arguably the biggest race in world motorsport, and what it took to realize his dream at the Indy 500 last year.

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Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing Cars Rebound For Dual Top 10 Finishes At Barber

LEEDS, Ala – What a day it was on Monday for the entire Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing group. On Sunday, when the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was started, they were dead in the water. Graham Rahal couldn’t see anything and even spun under caution. He’d restart the race on Monday in 14th. Takuma Sato started the race at the Barber Motorsports Park in 18th, but found himself in eighth place when the final red flag was displayed on Sunday on Lap 22. While Sato did charge through the field, he was…

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Honda’s, Past Winners Fastest In INDYCAR Practice on Friday in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif – The Verizon IndyCar Series is back in action this weekend for the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (4 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). In preparation for Sunday 85 Lap race, the drivers and team had two practice sessions around the 1.968-mile Southern California street course on Friday to get up to speed. The story of the day, Honda’s speed. Honda’s have by far been the most dominant manufacturer out of the gates this season. They’ve won both poles and led 67-percent of the overall laps so…

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After Dominating Phoenix Test, RLL Cars Struggle Some In Race

AVONDALE, AZ – Heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series race weekend at the ISM Raceway, it appeared that the Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing team should be the odds on favorites. At the test back in February, they were by far the most dominant team. Takuma Sato was in the top two in all four test sessions, including being quickest in three of them. In the one session that Sato wasn’t the fastest, his teammate Graham Rahal led the way. Plus, Rahal was coming off of a runner-up finish in the season opener at…

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