Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Mi-Jack/Bobby Rahal Automotive Honda had another strong race at the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Rahal who won the race here last year, started the race from 11th place and came through the field to finish the race in fourth place just behind reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud.
Rahal moved into sixth place in the series points standings following his double victory last time out in Detroit having taken pole in race one in Detroit and then took victory and once again took victory in race 2.
Speaking following the race, Rahal commented by saying:
It was a crazy night with a lot of guys taking a lot of chances. After Indy and after this race, drivers need to have to take a deep breath and realize that this is dangerous stuff. I’m glad that our car doesn’t have a ding on it. We weren’t the prettiest thing out here tonight, but the Mi-Jack boys worked very hard and I’m pleased with the end result. We raised a lot of money for Turns for Troops and our United Rentals initiative. I would have liked to have won it, and I actually felt like I had the car to do it, but I struggled with track position all night and I got lucky to not get involved in all those crashes. I’m obviously disappointed in myself to stall on that last stop, but I’m probably lucky because I cleared the incident right after that. We got lucky to miss and avoid those crashes because all of them were right in front of me. I’m looking forward to Road America, which should be a good one for us. Coming off three top fives in a row, hopefully we can go have another good points race with a good result.