Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Team’s Graham Rahal ended the opening day of practice for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in eighth place and speaking following the day of track action he commented by saying:

Our focus today was to try to be more towards race trim in terms of setup and pound some laps. We didn’t run a ton of laps but I think we got some good efficient work it, we learned some stuff already which is good. We got ourselves a direction that I think will help us for the rest of the week.  We weren’t out here to go for a lap time so I’m pleased with the performance. To see us in the top eight without even getting a huge tow, just a single car tow is good.  I’ll definitely take that. We’ve got work to do for sure but I think we’re probably better off than we were last year.”

Spencer Pigot completed his rookie orientation and ended the day in 24th place and speaking following his day in the car he commented by saying:

“It was a lot of fun out there. I have always been looking forward to the day that I got to drive an Indy car around this track so it was a great experience. We gradually built speed through the day and got through ROP (Rookie Orientation Program) and did a lot of laps. The car feels good in traffic. There is a lot more for me to learn and get used to as the days go on but I think it was a good first day. I will just continue to get more comfortable with it.”

 

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