Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing had a fantastic night at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fleet Cost & Care Honda started the race from 20th place and came through the field to finish the event in sixth place just ahead of his team mate Takuma Sato.
Speaking following the race, Rahal commented by saying:
“Overall, I can’t complain too much about finishing sixth. The Fleet Cost & Care team did a good job with strategy, we did a good job in the pits and the car was pretty good. We were able to make some moves, but as everybody could see, it was hard out there today to get a whole lot done. We’ve got to work on the aero package this week and move forward to allow us to follow a little bit easier, but overall, I can’t be too unhappy with that. We salvaged another really good result out of a really tough start. We’ll keep our heads down and move on.”
Takuma Sato in the No.30 ABeam Consulting Honda started the race from ninth place and finished the event in seventh place and speaking following the race he said:
It was a tough day. Obviously, the key today was managing the tires. Unfortunately, halfway through my first stint we had a huge problem on the rear, so I had to come in to change the tires and that put us two laps down. After that, I think the team did a great job to work through it and we got two laps back in the end and fought for position. Finishing seventh is a solid finish, but starting where we did, we wanted to be a little higher. But I think it was a solid day. Thank you to ABeam Consulting for being the primary sponsor for this race. It was great to see the guests, and of course, I think the car was one of the best looking. It was a great team effort overall.