Rahal still sore over Long Beach, expects tight INDYCAR Grand Prix

Nearly 4 weeks may have passed since the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach but Graham Rahal remains convinced he lost a genuine podium finish on the California streets. Penalized by stewards for blocking eventual podium finisher Scott Dixon, Rahal took the checkered an unhappy 4th. “Am I disappointed with the ruling? Absolutely, I don’t…

Rahal confident engineering changes will pay dividends in 2019

Graham Rahal is optimistic about his prospects for the new season ahead of this weekend’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The 30-year-old is confident that engineering changes during the offseason will pay dividends in 2019. “I feel like there are a lot of areas we have improved over the offseason”, said Rahal on the…

Are Alonso and McLaren heading back to Indy in 2019?

Speculation is mounting that McLaren and Fernando Alonso could be heading back to the Indianapolis 500 in 2019. Following a sensational one-off entry in 2017, several recent developments suggest both could be involved in next year’s month of May. McLaren reported to be ‘exploring options’ for IndyCar 2019 SportsBusiness Journal has reported that McLaren is…

Time to win championships: Rahal

Graham Rahal believes it is time for the expanded Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) squad to take on and beat the best teams in IndyCar. Speaking ahead of the first race of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar series in St. Petersburg, Florida Rahal was unequivocal about his expectations: “I think this year can be something special…

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio preview notes and quotes

The IndyCar series heads to the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio this weekend and we preview what could be a pivotal race in the championship. Championship leader Scott Dixon takes a narrow 3 point lead in the point standings to Mid-Ohio. With the Penske quartet of Castroneves, Pagenaud, Newgarden and Power in hot pursuit the…

Kohler Grand Prix of Road America heroes and zeroes

Scott Dixon broke his 2017 IndyCar win drought at Road America with a clinical combination of fuel strategy and bold moves. The Championship leader extended his advantage in the standings to 34 points by beating a hard charging Josef Newgarden and pole-sitter Helio Castroneves to the win. The Penske 1-2-3-4 qualifying performance had been very…

IndyCar Duel in Detroit Race 1 heroes and zeroes

Graham Rahal took his first win of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar season with a dominant performance in race 1 of the Chevrolet Duel in Detroit. Leading from the green flag Rahal took a comfortable victory from Scott Dixon. Dixon finished a remarkable 2nd despite nursing injuries from his terrifying Indy 500 crash last weekend. James…

2017 Indy 500 dark horses

All the attention so far during the¬†month of May has been on two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso. The¬†McLaren/Andretti bid to win101st Indianapolis 500 with Alonso (part 2 of Alonso’s ‘triple crown’ effort) has created enough hype to overshadow pretty much all other news coming out of Gasoline Alley. Alonso is undoubtedly the most famous…