Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s trio of drivers, Jack Harvey in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda, Christian Lundgaard in the No.30 PeopleReady Honda and Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fleet Cost Care Honda are aiming to use their race set-up’s to move forward in Sunday’s XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway following a disappointing qualifying session.
Graham Rahal who starts the race from 27th place with a speed of 218.410MPH commented saying:
It was not a good day of qualifying for our team. We have to do better tomorrow, and we will. My race car is good so far, but qualifying was a different story. We trimmed in a panic right before we ran, which wasn’t the smartest move and unfortunately that hurt us, combined with other things.
Christian Lundgaard starts the race from 25th place with a speed of 218.687MPH and speaking following the action he said:
Texas qualifying is done. My first qualifying on an oval track didn’t go to plan but it’s pretty obvious that the three cars were just not quick enough. It is what it is, the race is long tomorrow so we just have to crack on for Practice 2 later and see what we can gain. It’s interesting, it’s different, it’s special for me to have this experience now and to have gone through it. I’m happy but still disappointed in some ways, but we will see tomorrow, the points are scored tomorrow
Jack Harvey in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda starts the race from 24th place with a speed of 218.781MPH and speaking following the action he said:
All three cars struggled at a track where qualifying is important. I’m not sure what we are doing wrong but obviously we’re going to work really hard because no one is satisfied with that kind of qualifying. We have another session to try to get our race car right because that’s the most important thing. The points are given out on Sunday so we will work to get our No. 45 Hy-Vee Honda machine at the front