Graham Rahal
Jul 20

Sunday Doubleheader Provides New Challenge For IndyCar Drivers, Teams

The second Toronto IndyCar race will begin with a standing start. (Photo: Getty Images)

The second race will begin with a standing start. (Photo: Getty Images)

After racing 65 laps under hot and humid conditions, some of the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers looked like they had already put in a full day of work after Sunday’s first race of the Honda Indy Toronto 2 in T.O. That, however, was just the warm-up act because another 65-lap or 80 minute contest – whichever comes first – is still on the agenda.

Sebastien Bourdais claimed his first IndyCar Series victory since winning at Mexico City on November 11, 2007 in Sunday’s opening race. of Team Penske finished second and combined with teammate ’s 10th place finish takes a 28-point lead in the championship. , who entered the race just 32 points behind Castroneves, crashed on Lap 39 and finished 21st. That dropped him from third to fourth in the standings and he enters race the second race 64 points behind Castroneves. Simon Pagenaud’s fourth-place finish moves him up to third in the standings, 58 points out of the lead.

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Jul 5

IndyCar: Rahal Ready To Silence Doubters With Win At Pocono

Graham Rahal drives during IndyCar practice at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during practice at Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

For a brief time the Verizon IndyCar Fan Vision Screen had an eye-popping number for Graham Rahal’s speed in Saturday’s second practice session.

It said 333.317 miles per hour.

Not so fast – it was a typo.

“It would be impossible to go that fast in these cars,” Rahal said after he ran an actual fast lap of 222.317 mph in a Honda-powered Dallara. “I saw the tweet and thought it’s impossible.”

Rahal was excited after practice with his laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway heading into Saturday evening’s pole qualifications for Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco. He was involved in controversy at the end of last weekend’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Rahal was running fourth and trying to dry off his tires while weaving on the track before a restart when he slammed into the back of third-place driver .

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Jul 1

Rahal to race special camouflage paint scheme for Fourth of July weekend

(Photo courtesy Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

’s No. 15 National Guard Dallara-Honda-Firestone car will be sporting a unique livery during this weekend’s 500. (Photo courtesy )

The usual red, white and blue livery on the No. 15 National Guard car of Graham Rahal’s will be replaced with a camouflage paint scheme for this weekend’s Pocono INDYCAR 500.

Rahal Letterman Langian Racing switched the livery in order to honor the 350,000 Army National Guard Soldiers during the Fourth of July weekend.

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Jun 29

IndyCar: Race 2 of doubleheader may feature more fireworks

27-29 June, 2014, Houston, Texas USA Takuma Sato and Mikhail Aleshin walk away from their wrecked cars. © 2014, Perry Nelson LAT Photo USA

and walk away from their wrecked cars during the June 28 race at Houston. (Photo: Perry Nelson/LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON – There were plenty of hot tempers and obscenities on pit road during and after Saturday’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers. Can any of that ill will and hard feelings find its way into Sunday’s second race of the Verizon doubleheader?

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Jun 3

Rahal: National Guard Team Is ‘Made Up Of Champions,’ Win Is Near

Graham Rahal was on the verge of collecting his second career victory, but he was unable to pass Will Power (not pictured) in the first Detroit GP race. (Photo: Getty Images)

was on the verge of collecting his second career victory, but he was unable to pass (not pictured) in the first GP race. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s been so long since Graham Rahal scored his first – and most recent – Series victory that if a child were born that day the kid would be 6 years old by now.

It was April 6, 2008 when Rahal became the “face of unification” as the Champ Car Series dissolved and many of its teams were absorbed by the Indy Racing League to form today’s IndyCar Series. He was just a teenager and a win in his first-ever IndyCar Series race was a record for youngest winner.

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