Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal says he has high expectations heading into this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix at The Glen.
The driver of the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda goes into the event following a 12th place finish last time out at Gateway Motorsports Park.
The Ohio native is hopeful however that the team can have strong car at The Glen just like they did last season.
Speaking ahead of the race, Rahal said:
“My expectations for the weekend are extremely high. Last year the car was very good at Watkins Glen, so I believe we can start where we left off. The tires are the same this year so there shouldn’t be anything unexpected and it should be similar to Mid-Ohio this year. Obviously, I would like to get into the top five (in the season-ending point standings). I’m disappointed with the way the last two races ended off after being competitive, but I do believe we are a team that is capable of taking it to the big boys. We have all year and our goal is to sneak up there into the top five. Certainly, a win this weekend would really help that. I think that the upcoming races fit the strengths of our team very well, so I’m looking forward to them. I’m glad we’re through some of the more challenging tracks for us of the year and on to a really good track at Watkins Glen that I believe we can qualify and race well at, and hopefully run up front. It’s going to be tough as always. We can’t overlook that. We will keep our heads down and push as hard as we can. Fuel strategy played a role last year, amongst other things, but hopefully we can put it all together.”