Graham Rahal Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor NEWTON, Iowa – Team Penske is back at it again. Coming into the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Weekend at Iowa Speedway, it was expected that Team Penske would be the team to beat and they lived up to those expectations in qualifying as teammates Will Power and Scott McLaughlin locked out the front row for both races on the 0.894-mile oval. As the leader in all-time pole positions, Power only added to his legacy with his 69th and 70th career poles, respectively. With his double pole grab onRead More
By INDYCAR TORONTO – Christian Lundgaard won the Honda Indy Toronto on Sunday, mixing sizzling speed and successful strategy for his first career NTT INDYCAR SERIES victory. Lundgaard, 21, from Denmark, drove his No. 45 Vivid Clear Rx Honda to an 11.7893-second victory over championship leader Alex Palou in the No. 10 Journie Rewards Honda. Colton Herta finished a season-best third in the No. 26 Gainbridge Honda. SEE: Race Results This was the first victory for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing since Takuma Sato won the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge in AugustRead More
By INDYCAR LEXINGTON, Ohio – One second-generation NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver edged another Saturday in qualifying at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and both had Honda behind them. In fact, all six drivers in the Firestone Fast Six round were powered by Honda, the first time one manufacturer has swept the final qualifying group since 2016 when Chevrolet did at Watkins Glen International. It was Honda’s first such sweep since the format was implemented more than a decade ago.  SEE: Qualifying Results Andretti Autosport’s Colton Herta, the son of four-time race winnerRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor INDIANAPOLIS – The 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be a venture into the unknown for Graham Rahal. Since his first Indy 500 start back in 2008, the 34-year-old has only driven for one manufacturer – Honda. But when the green flag waves on Sunday, he’ll be piloting a Chevrolet for the first time. Last Sunday, it seemed Rahal would be destined to watch this year’s running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing from the sidelines after getting bumped from the field as the loneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The long wait is almost over as 33 of the bravest competitors in the world look to make Sunday’s 107th Indianapolis 500 as their moment to shine. From record speeds to milestones, each driver have their own story with a few standing out more than others. Good, bad or indifferent, this year’s buildup to the 200-lap race has seen it all. Starting up front is an all-European front row, an Indy 500 first. Leading the cavalry is Alex Palou, who was two laps away from winningRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Just two days ago, it appeared Graham Rahal would be watching the 107th Indianapolis 500 from the sidelines after getting bumped from the 33-car field, but a cruel twist of fate has delivered him a second chance to race. That second chance comes as he steps in to substitute for Stefan Wilson, who was injured in a practice crash on Monday, leaving him with a fractured vertebrae and ruled out for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As soon as news broke that Wilson would be unableRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Palou won the NTT P1 Award for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday with the fastest pole speed in the history of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Palou earned his first career “500” pole, becoming the first Spaniard to take the top spot, with a four-lap average speed of 234.217 mph (2 minutes, 33.7037 seconds) in the No. 10 The American Legion Honda during the dramatic Firestone Fast Six session. He delivered Chip Ganassi Racing its thirdRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Never give up, never surrender. As the clock wound down in Sunday’s hour-long Last Row Shootout for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500, Jack Harvey and his No. 30 Rahal Letterman Lanigan team were in desperation mode, having made two previous runs that weren’t fast enough to put them in the 33-car field. It had been a week of struggle for not only his team, but the entire RLL Racing organization, with three of their four cars vying for a spot in the race. WhenRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Felix Rosenqvist led a historic day of qualifying Saturday for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, turning the third-fastest four-lap qualifying run in history to lead the 12 drivers who will compete for the NTT P1 Award on Sunday. Rosenqvist’s second run of the day, at 4:42 p.m. ET, featured a four-lap average speed of 233.947 mph in the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet. Only Arie Luyendyk’s all-time record run of 236.986 in 1996 and Scott Dixon’s pole run of 234.048 last year were faster.Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Alex Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing flexed a potent combination of speed and strategy to win the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the Spaniard’s first victory of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. 2021 series champion Palou, who started third, drove his No. 10 The American Legion Honda to a 16.8006-second victory over runner-up Pato O’Ward in the No. 5 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet. 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi finished third in the No. 7 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet, his firstRead More