Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda started Sunday’s 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season ending Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg from 17th place and came through the field to finish the race inside the top ten in ninth place and speaking following the race he commented saying:

That was a bruiser.  Thank you so much to our sponsors for another season. Once again, we finished every lap today and raised $5000 and will crest $110,000 this year for Turns for Troops so I ‘m very proud of that. I’m proud of our year. Today was another competitive day. We got unlucky with that yellow. Our strategy was working great and our car was fast as we showed. That yellow really put a damper on our day. It took us from being quite strong to being mired back in the field. I’m proud of our organization. Our guys worked awfully hard this year.  I want to thank the fans for their support and for sticking with INDYCAR racing this year. Let’s come back in 2021 and make this sport grow even more. We love putting on a good show for you so thank you for all your support. Now it’s time for me to go home and have a kid. Well, not me, my wife, us.”

Takuma Sato in the No.30 Panasonic MiJack Honda started Sunday’s race from 13th place and ended the event in 10th place and speaking following the race, the 2020 Indianapolis 500 winner commented saying:

It was a tough race, but it was good to be back in St. Petersburg. At one stage we were sixth, so a top-five finish was possible, but we were involved with two Andretti cars in an incident. Obviously we were bumping each other a little bit but unfortunately I got a penalty for avoidable contact so I had to go back in the queue which essentially finished my race but we came back to a top-10, which was good just finishing with Graham. What an amazing season. Once again, thank you everyone, thank you Eddie (Jones, race engineer) and the 30 boys. RLL did a great, great job. I’m proud to be working with the team again for 2021. It was my best season ranking but I wanted to finish a little higher today. Never-the-less I think it was a fantastic season. See you all in 2021

It was announced over the weekend that Sato will remain with the team for the 2021 season which gets underway on March 7 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg/

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