Graham Rahal driving the No.15 Mi-Jack Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda declared himself disappointed as he will start tomorrow’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway from 13th place.
Rahal completed a two lap qualifying average speed of 215.927mph and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
I’m disappointed to start 13th. I thought the balance wasn’t bad in qualifying and I thought the speed, when I saw it, wasn’t bad based on last year. I didn’t think that many guys would go that much quicker but let’s focus on the race car and make it the best we can. I hate having to come from mid pack to challenge but we’ve got a lot of laps tomorrow night to do that. I only ran 10 laps this morning due to the gearbox issue and only ran one qualifying sim compared to others who did two or three but I thought the car felt pretty good. The guys did a great job to get the car fixed for qualifying.