Graham Rahal driving the No.15 United Rentals Honda will start tomorrow’s Chevrolet Belle Isle Dual In Detroit Race 1 from 10th place after setting a qualifying time of 1m 15.7172s.
This weekend’s races will be Rahal’s ninth and tenth races in Detroit and is aiming to be on the podium here for the third year in a row. Speaking following qualifying, Rahal commented by saying:
Getting a good balance is a challenging thing here. We had an unfortunate situation in qualifying as well. The bumps are so bad here that my left side seat belt actually came undone in both rounds so we had to be pretty cautious because of that. I don’t know why that’s happening but the bumps between Turns 2 and 3 are so severe, the seatbelt is having an issue. We’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen again. My (car) balance on the black Firestone is really good but my balance on the reds just isn’t very good so we’ve got a little bit of work to do there. Ultimately, on the blacks on the long run, the United Rentals car is very, very competitive so I feel pretty good going into tomorrow.