Graham Rahal Tag

By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist MADISON, Illinois — The 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season has fallen short of Graham Rahal’s expectations. The driver of the No. 15 United Rentals Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing lies eighth in the standings heading into tomorrow evening’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park. He is also yet to win so far this season with his best finish being second place at the season opener at St. Petersburg. The 29-year-old from New Albany, Ohio, admitted that while the team has been well preparedRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Controversy sparked just before crossing the start/finish line to start the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, collecting both Spencer Pigot and Graham Rahal. With the lack of track time, there was eagerness from the 22-car field to get the race going. Pole sitter Will Power led the field to the green flag, but the bunching began at the back as some drivers pushing forward. Scott Dixon and Pietro Fittipaldi were among the early movers, but some weren’t able to respond right awayRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Sebastien Bourdais had a less than ideal qualifying session this past Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as his mistake in the first round brought out a red flag, dropping him to last place for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The No. 18 Sealmaster Honda lined up 24th and relied on an aggressive three stop strategy to get to the front. Pitting for the first time on Lap 10, Bourdais had worked his way up to 19th place. Using the newly-found advantageRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Stockdale, Ohio native Zach Veach managed to score a 10th place finish in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200, his first Verizon IndyCar Series start at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Starting 12th, Veach was in ninth before his first pit stop on Lap 13 as his team committed to a three stop strategy. Veach stayed around the edge of the top-10 during the rest of the race, passing Jordan King for 10th on Lap 50 to solidify his position and Veach never fell below tenthRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is the only other team besides Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing to win at Mid-Ohio in the last 11 years and they have an excellent chance to add to that as their two drivers start seventh and eighth for today’s Honda Indy 200. Graham Rahal won at Mid-Ohio in 2015 and will start ahead of teammate Takuma Sato but both drivers could have advanced higher up the grid with a bit more luck. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James HinchcliffeRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor The final Verizon IndyCar Series practice before qualifying at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was led by a familiar face to the region – Ohio’s own Graham Rahal. Rahal laid down a circuit of 1:05.207 to pace the tour’s third practice session of the weekend for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The hometown favorite has one career win at Mid-Ohio, coming back in 2015. Defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden followed in second, with Team Penske teammate Will Power following in third. Alexander Rossi and Scott DixonRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Max Chilton saw his race come to an abrupt end after falling victim to an early crash in the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place. A restart on the Lap 33 proved to be the turning point of Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series event as Graham Rahal ran into the back of Chilton entering Turn 1, which led to a seven-car crash and forced the latter to retire from the 85-lap contest. The drama started as soon as race leader Josef Newgarden went up in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer TORONTO — Scott Dixon, Graham Rahal and Alexander Rossi have all won for Honda on Verizon IndyCar Series street circuit races and the top three drivers in Friday’s opening practice session for the Honda Indy Toronto are looking to give Honda their first win in Toronto since 2013. Dixon was the last Honda driver to win north of the border in 2013 and starting second will certainly help the Chip Ganassi Racing driver’s charge and with Honda drivers leading every practice session before qualifying certainly givesRead More

Posted On June 22, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

INDYCAR Friday Musings: Road America

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Friday has come and gone for the Kohler Grand Prix and the Verizon IndyCar Series and its support ladder had many interesting tidbits coming out of Road America. Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden topped both practice sessions with an overall Friday best lap of 1 minute, 42.6279 seconds for an average speed of 140.804 mph. However, behind Newgarden in each session were a large amount of Hondas ready to pounce on the defending series champion. Honda had four of the top five positionsRead More
By David Morgan, IndyCar Contributor FORT WORTH, Texas – The duo of Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato may have started from different ends of the field in Saturday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but by the end of the night both were celebrating a pair of top-10 finishes for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Rahal rolled off near the back of the field in 20th place and despite five different trips to pit road throughout the 248-lap event, he was able to lead five laps and crossed theRead More