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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing w/ Citrone/Buhl Autosport driver Spencer Pigot is awake and alert following a hard lick on the pit entry tire barriers with five laps remaining in the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Running in 15th, Pigot’s No. 45 HyVee Honda spun at the entry of Turn 4 where his left side made wall contact. Pigot kept sliding until slamming into pit attenuator that’s bitten the likes of Dennis Firestone (1986), Kevin Cogan (1989), Mark Dismore (1991) and Billy Boat (2003) over theRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS — This is the second of a 12-part series of comprehensive team previews as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES prepares for the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg set for March 13-15 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The preview series features each of the full-time teams as well as teams running a partial schedule that includes the season-opening race. Today’s featured organization: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Coming Wednesday: AJ Foyt Racing. The season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Spencer Pigot was announced Thursday as Rahal Letterman Racing’s third entry for “The Month of May” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not only that, the car will also mark the INDYCAR debut of Citorne/Buhl Autosport (CBA), who’ve aligned with RLL Racing to get Pigot temporarily out of the free agency pool. The new team announced last Friday their intentions of competing in both the GMR Grand Prix (May 9) and the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge (May 24). Pigot is excited to be back with RLLRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer MONTEREY, California – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Saturday that Takuma Sato will stay with the team in 2020. Sato’s 2019 season has no doubt been his strongest of his 10-year NTT IndyCar Series career, scoring wins at Barber Motorsports Park and World Wide Technology Raceway, the most he’s won in a season. In addition to his victories, he has two more podiums to his name and led the field to the green flag twice at Barber and Texas Motor Speedway, which has played an intricateRead More
By INDYCAR BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Takuma Sato drove flawlessly – almost – to win the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst and throw his name firmly into the NTT IndyCar Series championship conversation. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver made Scott Dixon a Barber Motorsports Park bridesmaid for a record sixth time, beating the reigning series champion to the finish line by 2.3874 seconds. It was the fourth win of Sato’s 10-year NTT IndyCar Series career, with the 42-year-old from Tokyo becoming the third different driver –Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Last season was a struggle for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as both Takuma Sato and Graham Rahal will admit, but after sweeping the front row for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, the team served notice that they are well into the midst of a comeback. Sato, driver of the No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Honda for the team, blitzed the Fast Six with a lap of one minute, 8.5934 seconds (120.711 mph) to score his first poleRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan 27, 2018) – After more than 22 hours of tight competition, the weather forced an unprecedented early ending to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but the racing and star players kept things dramatic and interesting for the whole span of the twice-round-the-clock event. A second red flag flew at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon because of heavy rain showers with an hour and 45 minutes remaining in the scheduled race – the first time in history the race has had two redRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer After spending the 2018 IndyCar season racing on the road/street courses for Ed Carpenter Racing, Jordan King will attempt to make his oval debut in 2019. Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced King will enter the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in a third entry for the team alongside Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato. King impressed on his debut in 2018. The Englishman set a new track record at St. Petersburg on his first weekend in INDYCAR competition and led 11 laps last year. His bestRead More

Posted On September 16, 2018By Josh FarmerIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Takuma Sato Will Return to RLL in 2019

By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist SONOMA, California — Takuma Sato will return to race for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for a second consecutive year. Sato will compete in his 10th IndyCar Series season in 2019 and his third with RLL. He drove for the team in 2012, scoring a best finish of second at Edmonton and an additional podium at Sao Paulo. “I’m very pleased that we were able to come to terms to extend Takuma’s contract,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-ownerRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The fascinating and cruel nature of Bump Day reignited the debate of whether it’s a good idea having cars failing to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 compete. It’s simple, if they’re not fast enough or didn’t make the gun, they’re out. Two drivers’ aspirations of drinking the glass of milk and their heads engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy were dashed Saturday as the charitable lass Pippa Mann and arguably, the face of IndyCar, James Hinchcliffe didn’t make the 33-car grid. Mann was bumped and didn’tRead More