Rahal To Defend Texas Race Win From 11th On The Grid
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Mi-Jack/Bobby Rahal Automotive Honda will attempt to defend his 2016 Texas race win from 11th place on the grid.
Fresh from a double win in Detroit last weekend, Rahal heads into the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 having set a qualifying speed of 220.954MPH and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
The car was okay, maybe we could have trimmed a little more. It didn’t quite pull all of the six gears. The track grip felt really low. It seemed to take a couple of laps just to get the tires to come in and start working but it was a solid run. There are guys that I knew would go quicker than that but it was an okay run. I was just hoping to stay in the top-10. We just wanted a good, solid starting spot for the race. On the last lap of practice we got pretty neutral with the setup and probably got too conservative going into qualifying. We started 13th last year and won so we’re hoping for the same result from 11th.