Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 United Rentals Honda says he is proud of his crew after the team bounced back from his retirement from race one in Belle Isle on Saturday to finish Sunday’s race in fifth place.
Rahal who started the race from ninth place came home just behind his former Chip Ganassi Racing team mate Scott Dixon. Speaking following the race, Rahal said:
“I’m definitely proud of the performance and the effort that everyone on the United Rentals team put in. The guys did an amazing job last night. We had to switch to a backup and they were here until 12:30 in the morning. Luckily it was a bit of a late start today but the guys got very little rest but again they put a car on the track that had no mechanical issues, no problems whatsoever. It was a decent points day. We should have put it all together yesterday but that’s on me. I’m obviously still a little upset with myself from yesterday but overall it was a good rebound today.
Takuma Sato in the No.30 Fifth/Third Bank Honda said he had a tough day after starting the race from 20th place he finished the event in 17th place and speaking following the race he said:
“It was a tough day. I think everything was against us; the strategy, timing, and when we caught the traffic. At one stage we were competitive but it was not so long. Once we caught the tail of the group it was so difficult to overtake. I tried really hard. It’s a shame there were no yellows so today was really tough to have that aggressive strategy work.