Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Fleet Cost and Care Honda says that the team will be fine after struggling during qualifying for Sunday’s 250-lap PPG375 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Rahal who set a two-lap average of 217.611MPH and starts the race from 24th place commented saying:
The balance wasn’t too far off. I could feel that the rear wasn’t planted and we had a little bit of understeer but obviously this is frustrating for us with the amount of heart and soul and effort, we certainly expect more. Aerodynamically, I don’t want to pinpoint one thing, but I feel like the cars must be very draggy because the balance isn’t that far off. When you look at it from that perspective, where else do you go. Tomorrow we’ll be fine as we always are here.”
Christian Lundgaard in the No.45 Hy-Vee Honda starts the race from 27th with a speed of 216.210MPH and speaking following the action he commeted saying:
We came into this weekend knowing our qualifying pace was too slow last year, we found some good improvements in the car but it doesn’t seem to translate once we get on track so that’s a little disappointing. The car doesn’t turn that much. The high line practice will be good for knowledge but also just to rubber that line in. It didn’t seem to be that bad in the race last year, there was a lot of passing up there. I know I made a lot of overtakes up there, around the outside on the high line.
Jack Harvey in the No.30 PeopleReady Honda starts the race from 28th with a two-lap average of 216.103MPH and speaking following the action he said:
Qualifying didn’t go very well obviously. We didn’t look great in practice and tried something in qualifying and perhaps we were a little too ambitious with what we tried but really there was nothing to lose by giving it a shot. We certainly don’t want to be where we are on the super speedways, but I think we’ve shown we’ve got a decent car for the race. I’d sure like to see the No. 30 PeopleReady Honda be as far up the field as possible so we’re going to have to spend a lot of time this afternoon getting ready for the race tomorrow, but we’ve made it a bit hard on ourselves. We’ve got a lot to get done in a short amount of time, so we really have to now be good about the changes we’ve made, be clear about the changes we’ve made, total up the pros and cons and see where it brings us.”