Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’Shake Honda ended the opening day of the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car course with the eighth fastest time of the day a 01:04.7973s having ended the morning session in second place.
Speaking following the day of track action, Rahal felt that the team have work to do overnight ahead of Saturday’s qualifying:
We are lacking some performance. Even this morning that was the case. (On setting the second fastest lap time in Practice 1:) We ran new tires at the very end of the session and certain guys didn’t. While we were up there on the lap times, perhaps we were putting a band-aid on the situation a little bit. With that being said, I don’t think we are far off. I have got to somehow figure out how to get the rear of the car under control. It’s been biting us on a lot of road courses. We just can’t seem to figure it out. We have to work hard tonight and improve the Steak ‘n Shake car for tomorrow.