Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fleet Cost & Care Honda had a great night in the DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Rahal who started the race from ninth place on the grid and came through the field to finish the race on the podium in third place.
It was Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s third podium in four races following Takuma Sato’s third place finishes at the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge last month and his third place finish in race one at Belle Isle last weekend.
Speaking following the race, Graham Rahal said:
It was a great run by the Fleet Cost & Care guys. We raced smart tonight and made moves when we had to. The guys did a hell of a job in the pits and made our lives easier. That first stop was phenomenal; we jumped a lot of guys. I’m proud of this organization. We’ve kept our heads down and finally I think we’ve been rewarded a little bit. Honda was great tonight and the fuel mileage was great. On that first stint, even with the parade and pace I think we went 63 laps or something which was awesome so hats off to Honda for giving us that. Our guys have worked awfully hard and I’m extremely proud of them.”
Takuma Sato in the No.30 ABeam Consulting Honda who started the race from pole position overshot his pit box during his opening stop of the night hitting crew man Chris Welch who was checked, cleared and released from the infield medical centre.
Speaking following the incident, Welch thanks the IndyCar medical team and said that he was feeling a bit sore with multiple bruises but no broken bones, he said that incidents like what happened to him are part of the job and he was back in action after the incident helping the No.30 ABeam Consulting crew.
Speaking following the race, Takuma Sato said:
I’m deeply sorry. The guys built a great car today and then I blew it. I overshot the pit and fortunately no one was seriously injured.
Next up for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is the REV GROUP Grand Prix of Road America.