Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Honda ended Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 17th place completing 46 laps ahead of qualifying for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Speaking following the session he commented by saying:
“It was an up and down day. We found some stuff there at the end that helped but we’re seemingly struggling just for pure speed which is frustrating but the guys are going to work hard. I think we got the balance a little closer to where it needs to be here at the end. Obviously we got in the 230’s (mph) in the no tow which was good but I think we need to be better than that to reach the top nine, if that’s within reach. There is a lot of work ahead of us. We will find out how we are in the morning in practice. We worked hard today to get us to where we are at the end of the day. Yesterday we had a ton of speed and today was a different animal. I’m not sure what’s going on there but we will put our heads down and focus forward.”
Spencer Pigot ended his day in 26th place in the No.16 Mi-Jack / Manitowoc Honda was 26th fastest and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
It was good to get some laps in today after missing out on quite a few the past few days. We spent most of the day running in race trim, trying to make sure everything felt good again. We did the last 45 minutes with the added boost and started to work on qualifying and we started to put a pretty good time together. The car is feeling really good. Again, I can’t thank all of the guys enough for working their butts off to get me back out there today.