Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Three races in two weeks are coming up with one experiencing an INDYCAR weekend for the first time. IMSA standout Tom Blomqvist will make his series debut as he’ll deputize for Simon Pagenaud in Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda. Pagenaud, who had a violent tumble during practice at Mid-Ohio, isn’t medically cleared to run at Exhibition Place. Perhaps this weekend could be telling if the two-time Rolex 24 winner will soon make the jump to INDYCAR on a full-time basis in 2024 as MSR hasRead 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 David Morgan, Associate Editor The first crash of the week leading into the 107th Indianapolis 500 came with disastrous results for Stefan Wilson, who will have to miss out on the race after suffering an injury in a practice crash on Monday. Wilson, who was set to take part in his fifth Indy 500 in the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Cusick Motorsports entry, tangled with fellow British driver Katherine Legge just past the halfway point of the two-hour session, sending both drivers hard into the Turn 1 wall. As the freightRead 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 David Morgan, Associate Editor Christian Lundgaard came into Saturday’s GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course riding high on a wave of confidence after winning his first pole, but it was not to be for the 21-year-old as he had to settle for a fourth-place result. In his short time in the series, the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course has been Lundgaard’s best track on the circuit with his career best finish of second coming last season, so it wasn’t a stretch to believe that he could finishRead More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – Christian Lundgaard capped a resurgent Friday for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, winning his first career NTT P1 Award in qualifying for the GMR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Lundgaard turned a best lap of 1 minute, 9.3321 seconds in the No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda to become the first Danish driver to win an INDYCAR SERIES pole. He edged Felix Rosenqvist by 27 ten-thousandths of a second, as Rosenqvist will start second after a best lap of 1:09.3348 in the No. 6 Arrow McLarenRead More
By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer The opening three races of the NTT IndyCar Season haven’t gone to plan for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, but a sixth place finish for Christian Lundgaard in the Children’s of Alabama Indy Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park gives the team something positive going into the Month of May.  The driver of the No. 45 HyVee Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda started sixth and stayed around that position for the majority of race. Telling NBC Sports after the checkered flag, Lundgaard said: ”Hell of a long race,Read More
By Phillip Schmitz, Staff Writer FORT WORTH, Tex. — If this weekend offered any sort of a reference stick for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the Indianapolis 500, to say they missed the mark would be a complete understatement. The trio of Graham Rahal, Jack Harvey, and Christian Lundgaard were the slowest three cars in practice on Saturday. Qualifying didn’t yield anything better with Rahal qualifying in 24th, while Lungaard and Harvey qualified in 27th and 28th. It wasn’t that long ago this team was near the front of the order.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor MADISON, Ill. – As the sun was setting at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on Friday, a new challenger emerged in final practice, as Graham Rahal put his Honda on the top of the board. Rahal’s lap of 25.319 seconds (177.728 mph) was enough to bump six-time champion Scott Dixon from the top spot with only a few minutes remaining in the session, marking a steady progression through the day for the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team as he was seventh fastest inRead More