Tag Archive: Graham Rahal

Oct 12

Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud complete Acura Team Penske IMSA lineup

Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018.

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Jun 04

How sweep it is! Rahal wins two at Belle Isle

But it was no Sunday afternoon cruise

Graham Rahal, Josef Newgarden, and Will PowerWith his second win in as many days, Graham Rahal completed a near-perfect weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 25

Rahal already seeing benefit of adding veteran engineer German

German joined Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in early December

Graham Rahal and Tom GermanGraham Rahal is already reaping the rewards of having Tom German onboard and the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series hasn’t officially started yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 05

Rahal looks for continued improvement in 2017, especially at Indy 500

It’s the most important race each year

Graham RahalAs Graham Rahal moves forward after analyzing a 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season in which qualifying improved and he thought he drove better to finish fifth in the points, one race still sticks in his mind.

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Jan 28

Hunter-Reay learning to adapt to Acura NSX for Rolex 24

Sometimes, going slower can be faster, and vice-versa

Graham Rahal and Ryan Hunter-ReayThat’s what Ryan Hunter-Reay, Graham Rahal and Katherine Legge have discovered in their preparation to reintroduce the Acura NSX to sports car racing. When it comes to comparing their experiences in INDYCAR with the NSX, there’s little common ground. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 22

Michael Shank Racing/Acura announce driver line ups, liveries

All eight drivers will take part in the annual Roar Before the 24 on January 6-8

Michael Shank Racing has revealed the team’s 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver pairings and car liveries as the Ohio-based squad kicks off the year with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 09

Ryan Hunter-Reay and Graham Rahal complete Michael Shank Racing Rolex 24 driver lineup

As well as endurance event drivers Tom Dyer and Mark Wilkins, aboard the No. 86 and No. 93 Acura NSX GT3s

Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay will join Verizon IndyCar Series race winner Graham Rahal to complete the Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 driver lineup at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

Rahal wins Firestone 600 in closest finish in Texas Motor Speedway history

“I had to set that up” – Rahal

Firestone 600 FinishIt came two months after initially scheduled, but those in attendance at Texas Motor Speedway and watching on TV were treated to one of the most exciting finishes in Indy car history, as Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal edged Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe to the checkered flag by 0.0080 of a second, the fifth-closest finish in series history and tightest finish in the track’s 20-year history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

Rahal, Power set pace in afternoon practice at Road America

Road America has a special affinity for Graham Rahal

Graham RahalThe driver of the No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing showed it today by leading practice for the KOHLER Grand Prix in Indy car racing’s return to the fabled road course for the first time since 2007. Rahal set the fastest time around the 4.014-mile circuit of 1 minute, 43.0224 seconds (140.265 mph) in the second of two practice sessions on the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

James Hinchcliffe secures emotional pole position for 100th Indianapolis 500

Drama, redemption, heartbreak, exuberance

James HinchcliffeArmed Forces Pole Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway had it all as starting positions were set for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 17

Andretti cars set pace on opening day of Indy 500 practice

Andretti Autosport led the way

Marco AndrettiThe importance of track time was plainly evident on the opening day of practice for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Pagenaud makes it three in a row with GP of Indianapolis win

Simon Pagenaud turned the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis into a “fuyez.”

Simon PagenaudThat’s French for “runaway,” which is exactly what Pagenaud and his No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet did to the field as he roared to his third consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Pagenaud makes it two in a row with Honda Grand Prix of Alabama win

“We are just on a roll” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudSimon Pagenaud’s dominance in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was interrupted briefly by a late charge from Graham Rahal, but it didn’t last long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 18

Simon Pagenaud charges to first win for Team Penske in closest Long Beach race finish

“Hats off to my whole crew, to Kyle Moyer, my strategist, as well” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudRenowned for its glamour and stardom, the bright lights of Southern California were joined this weekend by the history, pageantry and outright speed of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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Mar 07

Team Outlook 2016: Rahal Letterman Lanigan looking to build on 2015 successes

Drivers: Graham Rahal, No. 15 Steak ‘n Shake Honda, Spencer Pigot, No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

Graham Rahal2015 highlights: RLL was the little team that could in 2015. A one-car operation everywhere except the Indianapolis 500 and running the Honda engine/aero kit combination that found itself chasing Chevrolet much of the season, Graham Rahal plugged away at consistency and aggressive pursuit when opportunities arose.

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Jan 28

INDYCAR drivers have prevalent storylines for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Practice and qualifying for the Rolex 24 will be held Jan. 28

Chip Ganassi RacingFor Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal, the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona sports car race this weekend offers a stark contrast of “out with the old, in with the new.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 03

Rahal wins at Mid-Ohio, closes to 9 points of top

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Graham RahalGraham Rahal’s surge in the second half of the Verizon IndyCar Series season continued with an emphatic home victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

Rahal breaks 124-race drought, wins MAVTV 500

Official Results for the MAVTV 500

Graham RahalAn Indy car racing-record 80 lead changes among 14 drivers was the precursor to a three-lap dash to the finish of the MAVTV 500 following a red flag. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 13

Honda Indy Toronto: Juan Pablo Montoya tops time sheet; .5547 separates top half

Honda Indy Toronto Practice 1 results

2015-06-12_16207Favorite son and two-time Toronto race winner Paul Tracy says that the call of Indy car drivers past is the same as it is today on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit: “I don’t have enough grip.”

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Apr 15

Rahal looking forward to documentary on his ‘hero’

Graham Rahal is succinct in describing his admiration for Paul Newman

Paul Newman and Graham Rahal - 2008“He’s my hero. I really think Paul Newman is the standard for what a human being should be,” Rahal said. Read the rest of this entry »

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