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Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
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NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, April 11, 2015
RAHAL TO START 11TH IN THE INDY GRAND PRIX OF LOUISIANA AFTER QUALIFYING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER; GRID BASED ON ENTRANT POINTS
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 D-A Lubricant Company Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I didn’t get much time on track (in qualifying) so I don’t have much to say about the session. I was just trying to get a gap to attack and do a lap. The car actually felt pretty good on the few turns I did but unfortunately the fans came out today and we didn’t put on a show for them which is disappointing. I think we will be okay starting 11th. This team can work hard, give me some good stops to move forward and I will try to make some good restarts and we will move our way forward.”
* FAST FACTS: It is Rahal’s first time to race at NOLA Motorsports Park… Prior to 2015, the Ohio native recorded 110 starts between the Champ Car World Series and IZOD IndyCar Series capturing one win, two poles, 21 top-five finishes — including his 2008 win at St. Petersburg — 49 top-10’s, and led a total of 121 laps. In addition, he won poles at St. Petersburg (street course) and Kansas Speedway (oval) in 2009. Rahal came close to winning again in 2012 as he led the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway before a slight brush of the wall with two laps to go forced him to settle for second place. He finished second again in Long Beach in 2013 and had competitive runs at Iowa, where he won Heat Race 1, Sonoma and Baltimore in 2013. The highlight of his 2014 season was a second place finish in Dual 1 in Detroit.
INAUGURAL RACE AT NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK FOR RLL: The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana marks the inaugural IndyCar Series event at this track.
NEXT UP: Pre-race warm-up will take place tomorrow from 10:00-10:30 a.m. CT. The Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana will be televised live on NBCSN at 2:30 PM ET Sunday, April 12.