Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Indianapolis 500 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Verizon IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Tuesday, May 13, 2015
TROUBLE FREE DAY FOR RAHAL AND SERVIA FOR PRACTICE 3 OF THE INDY 500
1) Carlos Munoz 230.121 mph 88 laps
16) Graham Rahal 226.661 mph 80 laps
27) Oriol Servia 225.284 mph 59 laps
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Today was a really good day. The Steak ‘n Shake car was pretty good and we had a really good long run near the end with full fuel. It was kind of a race simulation and the car was really strong. We’re just struggling with a little bit of speed, just pure acceleration speed. The car seems to be a little slower than Oriol and we’ve got to figure out why that is. All in all it was a good day. I really do think we got ourselves into a place that’s much better than we’ve been here in a long time. I feel pretty good about it”
FAST FACTS: Will be his eighth Indy 500 and fourth with RLL. His best qualifying position in the Indy 500 is fourth in 2009 with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and best finish is third with Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing in 2011 after he led six laps. He ran in the top-five in four of his seven previous races here… He is tied for fourth in series point standings with Scott Dixon with a total of 144 and is only 27 points out of first place (Juan Pablo Montoya, 177).
ORIOL SERVIA, No. 32 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a great day for 90 percent of it. On our last run we tried something with our race setup that didn’t really work the way we wanted so we finished the day with not as good of a taste as I had the rest of the day but you also need to learn those kinds of things. We are still very quick on our own so we should be good. We missed running in Happy Hour, the last hour, with everyone else but that’s okay.”
FAST FACTS: Will be his seventh Indy 500 and third with RLL. His best finish here is fourth in 2012 with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and best start in 2011 with Newman/Haas Racing.
NEXT UP: Practice resumes tomorrow from 12-6 p.m. ET.