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Sato and Rahal Qualified Fourth and Seventh for Saturday Night’s Iowa 300 at Iowa Speedway

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Iowa 300 – Iowa Speedway
NTT IndyCar Series
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, July 19, 2019

SATO AND RAHAL QUALIFIED FOURTH AND SEVENTH FOR SATURDAY NIGHT’S IOWA 300 AT IOWA SPEEDWAY

POLE: Simon Pagenaud          2-lap avg. speed of 180.073 mph           (L1: 17.8476, L2: 17.8979)
4th:      Takuma Sato                2-lap avg. speed of 177.646 mph           (L1: 17.9605, L2: 18.2733)
7th:      Graham Rahal              2-lap avg. speed of 175.857 mph           (L1: 18.3540, L2: 18.2484)

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 One Cure Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Practice didn’t go great and you could see that by the lap times. Qualifying was good, I thought we did a good, solid job. The car had a lot of understeer but compared to practice, I’ll take it.  The One Cure car seemed to have pace; we’ve just got to refine that. And in 175-degree temps, it’s hard to refine.  Now we move on to final practice in race time conditions and we’ll see what we’ve got.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his 12th race here. He has earned eight top-10 finishes in 11 starts with his best being fourth in 2015.  In 2018, he qualified 12th and mostly ran in that position, on the lead lap, until Lap 35/300 when he was passed by leader Newgarden and also lost a position to run 13th.  The team made some changes to hopefully help the handling of his race car when he made his first stop on L70. He moved up to 11th by L101 and was almost two laps down when the caution came out for Veach, who brushed the wall, on L139.  He made his second stop under caution on L146 after being waved around and back on the lead lap.  He was 10th after that stop and the last car on the lead lap. He held the position until L222 after passing Carpenter for ninth.  By the time he made his third stop on L226, he had cycled up to seventh. He went a lap down when he made his stop and returned to the track in eighth place. He moved into seventh on L279/300 when Pagenaud brushed the wall and maintained it despite taking advantage of a late race caution to pit for new tires during a caution for Carpenter who got loose in Turn 2 and made slight contact with Sato. The new tires would not be needed as the race never returned to green conditions and he took the checkered flag in seventh place. In 2017, he ran fourth most of the race but finished fifth after starting 10th.  The race was halted after 200 of 300 laps for approx. 20 minutes due to light sprinkles while Rahal was fourth.  Late in the race, he lost track position due to being behind a lapped car of rookie Gutierrez and once he was able to pass, he ran out of time to move higher than fifth.  In 2016, he started 12th and was up to fifth during the pit cycle before his first pit stop on Lap 58/300. After his stop, he maintained a position around 11th place. He was a lap down but got waved around during the caution period for Hunter-Reay (L109-127) and made a stop at the end of that caution and gained four spots to run eighth. He had previously reported a vibration before that stop and repeated the assessment around Lap 168.  The problem kept appearing mid-stint and until the end of the race which forced the team to pit earlier than expected on the remaining stops and Rahal ultimately finished 16th. It was his ninth race here… Rahal earned his best finish at Iowa Speedway of fourth place in 2015 despite dropping a total of three laps down during the race.  He started 17th and was 10th when he had to pit early due to his right rear tire deflating and went two laps down to the leader. Later he got back on the lead lap and reported a shifting issue on Lap 98/300 that slowed his return to the track from his second pit stop after having to reboot and he dropped a lap down again. Later in the race, the team took advantage of a caution period to pit for fuel and new tires which would enable them to go further than the leaders on the next stint and possibly pick up a yellow that would put them back on the lead lap. While leading and with five laps to go before they were forced to pit for their last stop, Sato brought out a caution period and the team stopped for fuel and tires. Due to the reoccurring shifting issue, he had to leave the pits in sixth gear rather than first and returned to the track in eight place, and on the lead lap. The race restarted with 23 laps to go and Rahal moved from eighth place into fourth by Lap 294/300. He held his position and finished fourth but he and the team felt like they had earned a victory of sorts… In 2014, he started 15th and stayed on the lead lap with the help of the timing of the caution periods. He made his sixth stop on a late race caution period for Montoya and returned to the track in 10th place. Once the race was restarted with six laps to go he moved up to eighth place and passed Castroneves on the final lap for seventh. He set the 19th fastest lap time in single-car qualifying in 2013 to determine that he would be in Heat Race 2. He drove to victory in Heat Race 2 after starting seventh and progressed to Heat Race 3 where he also started seventh. Contact with Ed Carpenter on Lap 16 of 50 damaged his front wing and he held on to finish ninth of 10 cars to match his best start at Iowa of ninth.  He started sixth after engine penalties were served and charged from 10th to second on his second stint. He challenged for the win and led Lap 160 until the last 20 laps where he dropped to fourth while navigating traffic and then fifth on the final lap.  In 2012 he qualified 10th, started 20th (penalty for unapproved engine change) and finished ninth with Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing (SCCGR). In 2011 he qualified 20th and finished 15th with SCCGR. In 2010, he qualified 17th with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, led 11 laps and finished ninth. In 2009 he qualified ninth and finished 11th with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (NHLR) and in 2008 qualified 16th and finished 10th with NHLR… Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… Rahal is ranked eighth in series point standings with a total of 266. Leader Josef Newgarden has 434, second place Alexander Rossi has 430, third place Simon Pagenaud has 395, fourth place Scott Dixon has 348 and fifth place Will Power has 306.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “The first lap was pretty good but unfortunately on the second lap I had a huge wash out in Turn 2 and had to lift. Considering we had a difficult practice this morning I think the team did a great job.  Iowa is always special for me since I got my first pole position here. There is no rest here. The whole way, all 300 laps, is just very exciting and a hard battle. We had a good race last year and there is no reason why we can repeat that this year.”

  • FAST FACTS: Earned his fourth top-10 start at Iowa Speedway with 10th place today in nine attempts… In his previous eight races at Iowa Speedway, Takuma’s best start is pole in 2011 with KV Racing where he also led seven laps and his best finish is 11th place in 2016 with A.J. Foyt Racing. He has three top-10 starts including fifth place last year with Andretti Autosport where he finished 16th… Has FOUR IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval, 2018 – Portland road, 2019 – Barber road) and NINE poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval; 2019 Barber, Texas oval).  He is ranked sixth in the series point standings with 301 points.

RLL AT IOWA: The Iowa 300 will mark the 10th event for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) at Iowa Speedway.  The best finish for the team is third in 2018 by Takuma Sato and 2007 by Scott Sharp who also earned the top start for the team of fourth the same year.  Prior to the 2019 event, the team prepared a total of 12 entries for drivers Scott Sharp (2007), Jeff Simmons (2007), Ryan Hunter-Reay (2008), Takuma Sato (2012, 2018) Graham Rahal (2013-2018) and James Jakes (2013). The team has earned two podiums (3rd –  Sharp 2007, Sato 2018) and seven, top-10 finishes at the track.

NEXT UP: Final practice will take place tonight from 6:00-7:00 p.m. CT.  The Iowa 300 will take the Green Flag at 7:15 p.m. ET.  NBCSN will begin live coverage of the race at 7 p.m. ET.  Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.

Iowa Speedway’s Saturday Night Race is the Next Challenge for Rahal and Sato

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Pre-Race Notes  Iowa 300 – Iowa Speedway Round 12 of 17 in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series  DATE:      July 19-20, 2019 PRACTICE BROADCASTS:     Live on INDYCAR Pass, the direct-to-consumer streaming product from NBC Sports Gold, on Friday from 11-12 p.m. ET and 7-8 p.m. ET.  Also live on the Advance…

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Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place NTT IndyCar Series RACE NOTES/QUOTES – Sunday, July 14, 2019 RAHAL RECOVERED FROM LAP 1 CONTACT WITH POWER TO FINISH NINTH IN THE HONDA INDY TORONTO; SATO WAS FIFTH WHEN HIS CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE AND RETIRED IN 22ND GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15…

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SATO AND RAHAL QUALIFIED 10TH AND 12TH FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place NTT IndyCar Series QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – Saturday, July 13, 2019 SATO AND RAHAL QUALIFIED 10TH AND 12TH FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO 1st:                   Simon Pagenaud          58.4273 / 110.041 mph 10th:                 Takuma Sato                58.9110 / 109.141 mph 12th:                …

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Rahal Was Sixth Fastest in Practice for the Honda Indy Toronto; Sato Was 19th After He Sat Out Most of Practice 2 Due to Car Damage After Contact

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Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place
NTT IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – Friday, July 12, 2019

RAHAL SET THE SIXTH FASTEST TIME IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY TORONTO; SATO WAS 19TH OVERALL AFTER HE SAT OUT MOST OF PRACTICE 2 DUE TO CAR DAMAGE AFTER CONTACT

1st:                   Simon Pagenaud           59.8708 / 107.391 mph
6th:                  Graham Rahal              1:00.4091 / 106.434 mph
19th:                 Takuma Sato                1:01.3290 / 104.838 mph

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “We had a pretty up and down day.  We weren’t very good in the first session and we improved the United Rentals Honda in the second session.  We were sixth on the red (alternate) tires at the finish but it was a pretty solid lap.  It’s pretty close between where we are in sixth, back to around 11th.  There are four guys on our same tenth-of-a-second – sixth through 11th or so – so we’re going to have to put it all together.  This place is a major challenge. It’s easy to make a mistake that will cost you a lot. You’ve just got to put it all together here.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his 14th Indy car race here and 15th overall including his 2006 Atlantic race… In 13 Indy car races, his best Toronto start is second in 2017 and his best finish is fifth in 2010 with Newman/Haas Racing. He has three, top-five starts and four, top-10 finishes… His highest start of the season is second at Barber and his highest finish is fourth at Long Beach and Elkhart Lake… Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… Rahal is eighth in series point standings with a total of 244.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It’s very tricky on track. Partly because its slick on track.  A lot of people had issues in Turn 11 and I had a moment there and brushed the wall so it ended up that Practice 2 was really short for us. Obviously we are lacking the data of running the whole session which is a shame but at least the car setup felt positive in the beginning of the session and hopefully we can continue that and have a good session in Practice 3.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his 11th race here. In his 10 previous races, his best start is eighth in 2015 and his best finish is fifth in 2016 and Race 2 in 2014 – all with A.J. Foyt Racing.  He has four top-10 finishes… He has finished no lower than seventh place in four of the last five races dating back to fifth place in Dual 1 of Detroit and finished the past two races fourth (Road America) and third (Iowa Speedway)… His highest start of the season is fifth at St. Pete and his highest finish is third at Iowa… Has TWO IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval) and SEVEN poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval)… He moved from 13th to 12th in series point standings with 237 after Iowa.

RLL AT TORONTO: The Honda Indy Toronto will mark the 20th year of Indy car racing for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) here.  The team also competed in the Atlantic Series races here in 2003 and 2004.  The team earned a total of four second place finishes (Rahal 1992, 1994, 1995; Michel Jourdain Jr. 2003) and best start was pole in 1992 by Bobby Rahal.  Prior to the 2019 event, the team prepared a total of 33 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03), Takuma Sato (2012, 2018), Graham Rahal (2013 x 2; 2014 x2; 2015-2018), James Jakes (2013 x 2) and Luca Filippi (2014 x2). The team also prepared three Toyota Atlantic entries (Danica Patrick 2003-2004; Chris Festa 2004).  The team has earned FIVE podiums (3rd – Rahal 1996), 9 top-five’s and 19 top-10 finishes at the track.  The No. 15 United Rentals entry for Graham Rahal and the No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic entry for Takuma Sato will bring the Indy car total to 35 entries in 2019.

NEXT UP: Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 10:20-11:05 a.m. ET and qualifying will begin at 2 p.m. and will be televised live on NBCSN.  Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes commentary by the INDYCAR Radio Network.

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Rahal and Sato Look Forward to Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto After Competitive Runs There in Recent Years

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Pre-Race Notes  Honda Indy Toronto – Streets around Exhibition Place Round 11 of 17 in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series  DATE:     July 12-14, 2019 PRACTICE BROADCASTS:     Live on INDYCAR Pass, the direct-to-consumer streaming product from NBC Sports Gold, on Friday from 11:05-11:50 a.m. and 3:15-4:00 p.m.  And Saturday from 10:20-11:05 a.m….

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RAHAL FINISHED FOURTH IN THE REV GROUP GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA; SATO WAS PUSHED OFF TRACK WHILE SIXTH AND FINISHED 10TH

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing REV Group Grand Prix at Road America NTT IndyCar Series – Round 10 of 17 RACE NOTES/QUOTES – June 23, 2019 RAHAL FINISHED FOURTH IN THE REV GROUP GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA; SATO WAS PUSHED OFF TRACK WHILE SIXTH AND FINISHED 10TH GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL / Manitou Dallara/Honda/Firestone:…

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Rahal and Sato Qualified Fifth and Sixth for the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America

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REV Group Grand Prix at Road America
NTT IndyCar Series – Round 10 of 17
QUALIFYING NOTES/QUOTES – June 22, 2019

RAHAL AND SATO TO START FIFTH AND SIXTH FOR THE REV GROUP GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA

1)         Colton Herta              1:42.9920 / 140.306 mph       (Group 1, Round 3)
5)         Graham Rahal           1:43.8076 / 139.204 mph       (Group 1, Round 3)
6)         Takuma Sato             1:43.8790 / 139.108 mph       (Group 1, Round 3)

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL / Manitou Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a good day for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in the end considering how we ran in Practice 3 to rebound like that and qualify fifth and sixth. It’s a good accomplishment. The Gehl car was strong in qualifying. We’ll be able to race from there. Tire wear is going to be a major issue for tomorrow so we’ll have to see how it all shakes out. Starting up front, you can’t lose the track position so we’re starting on reds and you’ve got to go. But if the (bad) weather comes, we’ll face that challenge at the time.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be Graham Rahal’s ninth race here and fifth in a Champ or Indy car.  In 2007 and 2016 here, he finished third, was eighth in 2017 and sixth in 2018.  An electrical failure in the season-finale Atlantic Championship race in 2006 at RoadAmerica after starting third led to a runner-up finish in the title fight with eventual champion Simon Pagenaud after he retired in 20th place. Rahal also competed in two Formula BMW events here in 2004 and once in Star Mazda in 2005Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… He is eighth in series point standings with a total of 211 points.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a great recovery from the team. We struggled and were nowhere on the time sheets.  The balance, grip level, trim and all the things just felt disconnected.  We didn’t make major changes but we just reviewed every single area and I think we got everything together.  Graham and I were able to push 100 percent without major mistakes so I think as team, we should be happy with the performance. Tomorrow we are looking for more speed and hopefully we can have it. The red tire seems to degrade more than last year and so do the primary tires so tire wear will be the key and also the weather.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be Sato’s fourth race at Road America. He earned his best start here today with sixth place. His previous best start and finish here came last year of seventh and fourth, respectively.  On the start last year, he passed Power, Bourdais and then later Wickens on the opening lap for fourth place. He made his first stop from fourth place on Lap 13 and cycled back into position once Dixon made his stop a few laps later. He made his second stop on Lap 27 from fourth and on his out lap he passed Wickens and then Rossi on the outside of Turn 5 and Rossi made an aggressive move while alongside and bumped him off track in Turn 6 for fifth place. He held the position until Rossi had a problem and pitted on L38.  He held fourth through his third pit stop on Lap 41 and took the checkered flag there after 55 laps to earn his best finish of the season. In 2017, he started 20th and finished 19th with Andretti Autosport and in 2016 with A.J. Foyt Racing, he started 15th and jumped up to eighth early in the race before an electrical issue limited his finish to 17th place… Has FOUR IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval, 2018 – Portland road, 2019 – Barber road) and EIGHT poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval; 2019 Barber, Texas oval).  He is currently ranked fifth in series point standings with 272 points.

RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT ROAD AMERICA … The 2019 The 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America will mark the 16th time for Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing to compete in an Indy car race here and fourth since 2003.  The team competed in CART and Champ Car-sanctioned races here from 1992-2003 and again since 2016 with a best starting position of pole by Kenny Brack in 2001 and best finish of second place by Bobby Rahal in 1996. The team has earned a total of five podium finishes here (2nd – B. Rahal 1996; 3rd – B. Rahal 1992-1993, Kenny Brack 2000, Graham Rahal 2016). The team has also competed in ALMS and IMSA-sanctioned races here under the name BMW Team RLL since 2009 and has three wins (2009, 2010, 2012), three poles (2009, 2011, 2014) and a total of eight podium finishes here.

NEXT UP:  The 55-lap REV Group Grand Prix of Road America will take the green flag at 11:50 a.m. CT. The REV Group Grand Prix will be televised live on NBC beginning at 12:00 PM ET Sunday, June 23.

Sato and Rahal Set the Seventh and Eighth Fastest Times in Practice for the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America

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REV Group Grand Prix at Road America
NTT IndyCar Series – Round 10 of 17
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – June 21, 2019

SATO AND RAHAL SET THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH FASTEST TIMES IN PRACTICE FOR THE REV GROUP GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA

1)         Alexander Rossi       1:43.1206 / 140.131 mph       Practice 2
7)         Takuma Sato             1:43.8244 / 139.181 mph       Practice 1
8)         Graham Rahal           1:43.9772 / 138.977 mph       Practice 2

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 GEHL / Manitou Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “At the end of the day we showed the at the GEHL / Manitou Honda has got pace. We need to put it together a little bit better to close the gap on a couple of the Penske guys and a couple of the Andretti cars but it’s close.  You look at us at a 1:43.9 and then you look on backwards, and its going to be close. We should be okay. We’re changing engines tonight. Thanks to Honda and their reliability, we made it to the end of the mileage.  We’ll move on to a new bullet for tomorrow.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be Graham Rahal’s ninth race here and fifth in a Champ or Indy car.  In 2007 and 2016 here, he finished third, was eighth in 2017 and sixth in 2018.  An electrical failure in the season-finale Atlantic Championship race in 2006 at Road America after starting third led to a runner-up finish in the title fight with eventual champion Simon Pagenaud after he retired in 20th place. Rahal also competed in two Formula BMW events here in 2004 and once in Star Mazda in 2005Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… He is eighth in series point standings with a total of 211 points.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It seems that we lost pace significantly in the afternoon session and I don’t know why at the moment.  I didn’t feel good in the car, it was sliding a bit too much. We tried various setup changes but it just seems like we need to work a little harder for tomorrow. It was a tough session and I don’t know whether it was the conditions or something we did. We will look at the data from the day and come back strong tomorrow.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be Sato’s fourth race at the four-mile, 14-turn course. His best start and finish here came last year of seventh and fourth, respectively.  On the start last year, he passed Power, Bourdais and then later Wickens on the opening lap for fourth place. He made his first stop from fourth place on Lap 13 and cycled back into position once Dixon made his stop a few laps later. He made his second stop on Lap 27 from fourth and on his out lap he passed Wickens and then Rossi on the outside of Turn 5 and Rossi made an aggressive move while alongside and bumped him off track in Turn 6 for fifth place. He held the position until Rossi had a problem and pitted on L38.  He held fourth through his third pit stop on Lap 41 and took the checkered flag there after 55 laps to earn his best finish of the season. In 2017, he started 20th and finished 19th with Andretti Autosport and in 2016 with A.J. Foyt Racing, he started 15th and jumped up to eighth early in the race before an electrical issue limited his finish to 17th place… Has FOUR IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval, 2018 – Portland road, 2019 – Barber road) and EIGHT poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval; 2019 Barber, Texas oval).  He is currently ranked fifth in series point standings with 272 points.

RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT ROAD AMERICA … The 2019 The 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America will mark the 16th time for Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing to compete in an Indy car race here and fourth since 2003.  The team competed in CART and Champ Car-sanctioned races here from 1992-2003 and again since 2016 with a best starting position of pole by Kenny Brack in 2001 and best finish of second place by Bobby Rahal in 1996. The team has earned a total of five podium finishes here (2nd – B. Rahal 1996; 3rd – B. Rahal 1992-1993, Kenny Brack 2000, Graham Rahal 2016). The team has also competed in ALMS and IMSA-sanctioned races here under the name BMW Team RLL since 2009 and has three wins (2009, 2010, 2012), three poles (2009, 2011, 2014) and a total of eight podium finishes here.

NEXT UP:  Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 11:00-11:45 a.m. CT and qualifying will take place from 3:00-4:15. NBCSN will broadcast qualifying coverage on a tape delayed basis at 5 PM ET Saturday. Timing and Scoring information is available for all sessions from www.indycar.com and includes live commentary. The REV Group Grand Prix will be televised live on NBC beginning at 12:00 PM ET Sunday, June 24.

Pre-Race Notes  REV Group Grand Prix at Road America

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Pre-Race Notes  REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Round 10 of 17 in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series  DATE:     June 21-23, 2019 PRACTICE BROADCASTS:     Live on INDYCAR Pass, the direct-to-consumer streaming product from NBC Sports Gold, on Friday from 12:05-12:50 p.m. and 4:00-4:45 p.m.  And Saturday from 12:00-12:45…

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