Sato Wins Thrilling Portland Grand Prix While Dixon Somehow Escapes Damage To Extend His Points Lead

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since last year’s Indianapolis 500, Takuma Sato was celebrating in victory lane in a Verizon IndyCar Series race. Sato, started 20th but lucked out in terms of when cautions flew and took his No. 30 Honda to victory in Sunday’s wild Portland Grand Prix. Sato, inherited the lead when Max Chilton hit pit road with 20 laps-to-go and never looked back en route to his third career INDYCAR win and first in 26 races. It’s ironic, but all three of Sato’s wins have come…

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King, Sato, Harvey Sleepers So Far This Weekend In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – We all know that the favorites to win Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) will be among the “Big 4.” Scott Dixon, Alexander Rossi, Will Power and Josef Newgarden have won 80-percent over the races in 2018 and led 72-percent of the laps. They’ve won all but one race since June 9. They’ve also been strong this weekend as Dixon, Power and Newgarden have been in the top in literally every session. But, what about some sleepers? There are three that are making some noise…

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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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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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