Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing co-owner Bobby Rahal has confirmed that the Honda powered outfit are not ruling out the possibility of running a second car in 2017.
The team ran Spencer Pigot earlier this year at the Indianapolis 500 before he moved on to Ed Carpenter Racing. Rahal confirmed that in order for the team to run a second car in 2017 certain things would have to fall into place, the main thing being putting a budget together to run a second car full time.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have for the past few seasons ran just the one car but Rahal is interested in running a second car with an experienced driver in the second car that would allow the team to move forward.
RLL have secured one victory this season with Graham Rahal having won the rescheduled Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Rahal is currently in seventh place in the series standings on 403 points just 43 points away from a top five finish in the championship. This season, RLL have had full time sponsorship from Steak N’Shake.
It is unclear who would be in line to join Rahal in a No.16 Honda if the funding was in place with a number of drivers out of contract at the end of the season.
Sebastien Bourdais, Carlos Munoz, Juan Pablo Montoya and Josef Newgarden are just a number of drivers whose plans for next season are unclear. We will know more in the next few weeks and months to come.
If Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing run a second car next season it could prove to be beneficial to the outfit as the drivers would be able to share data and move the team forward.