Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal ended Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 14th place in his No.15 Steak N’Shake Rahal Letterman Lanigan with Theodore Racing Honda and speaking following the final practice session before Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and speaking following the day of action Rahal commented by saying:
I’m extremely happy with the Steak ‘n Shake race car, that’s why we didn’t run that much. We ran through some of our race sets of tires to try to check for vibration which is something we struggled with this week. We were building vibrations over the run. This is the best race car I have ever had going into the Indy 500. I’m really pleased. We ran pretty old tires the whole session and I know a lot of guys ran stickers and put up good times but for our tire life, I’m pretty pleased. This Steak ‘n Shake team has a pretty good chance of winning this thing.
Rahal completed 47 laps with a fastest speed of 223.539mph. Rahal’s team mate Spencer Pigot in the No.16 RLL/Mi-Jack/Manitowoc Honda ended Carb Day for his first Indianapolis 500 in 29th place recording a fastest speed of 221.736mph completing 42 laps and speaking following the track action he commented by saying:
The car was good. I think we definitely made a lot of progress today. I was able to run a lot closer in traffic than I was before. I think the car has gotten better and I have gotten more used to it and improved as well. A big thanks to all the guys for getting us to this point, to all the team and all the sponsors. I’m looking forward to going racing. It was pretty wild out there in practice. Sometimes you’ve got to use the brake, you’ve got to downshift all the way to third gear even. You’ve always got to be on your toes and looking a few cars ahead to see if they’re stacking up because if you’re not, you’re going to be in trouble.