Graham Rahal in the No.15 Steak N’ Shake Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda started his home race, the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio sports car course from sixth place and although he was frustrated he didn’t win like last year he had an extremely strong result coming home in fourth place just behind Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz.
Rahal heads to the next Verizon IndyCar Series race, the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway as one of only three Honda powered drivers in the top ten in the points standings.
Speaking following the race Rahal commented by saying:
I’m a little bit frustrated we couldn’t be a little better. I wanted to win today but I think we got the absolute most out of this thing. That first yellow kind of hurt us but that’s how racing goes sometimes. We rebounded nicely and got some points. It feels good to get another top-five for the Steak ‘n Shake team. We have been pretty strong on the road courses this year. I wouldn’t say luck was completely on our side; that first yellow hurt us, but we rebounded pretty well. I’m really proud of my guys. We had our backs up against the wall after that first yellow but we kept our heads down. We had a great car today, it was faster than most but it was just hard to pass. It’s always great to come back home. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Steak ‘n Shake team and the IndyCar Series.