Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal followed up his second place finish last time out at the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama by ending the opening day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the fastest Honda driver for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis the curtain raiser for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Rahal was P2 in the opening session and P3 in the second session and speaking following his day, he commented by saying:
I think we are okay in terms of performance. We took a big swing there and made a big change for Practice 2. It was one of those things that would either go our way or not and I think it hurt us a bit so we will go back on that change for tomorrow. Spencer (Pigot) had some good finds so we will work with that. Overall we are competitive but I have been fighting a pretty bad cold so it beat me up a little today. We ran a lot of laps this afternoon and were pounding around so I definitely got a workout in so I will sleep well tonight, that’s for sure. I think we learned some stuff there, we definitely learned the wrong way to go. We’re going to make some changes and get this Steak ‘n Shake machine back up front.
Spencer Pigot in the No.16 RLL / Mi-Jack / Manatowoc Honda who is taking part in his second Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season as part of a three race deal that includes the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil and speaking following the day of action he commented by saying:
It’s great to be back in the car, I have been waiting a while. We had a really good day today. We kept improving, the car is getting better and better and I am getting comfortable in it again. It’s cool to be driving an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s so much quicker than what I am used to driving here which makes it a lot more fun. I’m really enjoying it. The straight line speed here is higher than I have ever experienced, and you are braking all the way down to really slow corners. It’s a unique track.