Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 RLL Honda had a disappointing race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. Rahal retired from the race and was classified in 21st place in the race.

Speaking following the race he commented by saying:

I had a great run on Kimball, I got inside, completed the pass and he decided not to give me any room on the exit. That was a hard hit, probably the hardest I’ve taken in my life, ovals included. It’s a shame. We were looking really good before that yellow (Aleshin).  My United Rentals car was phenomenal. We were able to move up and pass more cars than I thought we could, save a lot of overtakes and our tires were better than everybody else.  We were just taking our time and saving a ton of fuel looking to go longer on that stint than anybody. But then the caution came out which was a little unlucky but I thought we could bounce back from it.  Unfortunately we got back there with Kimball. I have to take blame too because I put myself in that position. I should know better than to race him like that. It’s disappointing and I’m a little ticked off. I disagreed heavily with the penalty yesterday that put us back there in the first place. And when you take an impact like, that the guys are going to have a heck of a lot of work to get this fixed for the Sonoma test on Thursday. I don’t know if this car is even repairable, the tub was bad. It’s a great crowd at Watkins Glen. We can’t thank everybody enough.  With our Turns for Troops program with United Rentals, $50 for every lap completed goes to Soldier Strong and we were tied for the most laps completed until today.  This put a dent in that total.

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