INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Romain Grosjean flirted four times with the wall Thursday while preparing for his Indianapolis 500 debut.
The Frenchman didn't crash — his high drift with 15 minutes remaining in practice came oh-so-close to kissing the outside wall of Indianapolis Motor Speedway — but he seemed unbothered.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Romain Grosjean used a line from the movie “Days of Thunder” to shrug off criticism from Graham Rahal following late contact between the two in last week's IndyCar race.
LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — The honeymoon is over for Romain Grosjean, and if Barber Motorsports Park had hosted a boxing match, then Graham Rahal would have at least bloodied IndyCar's darling.
Grosjean has romanced his way through IndyCar since last year, when “The Phoenix” chose to race in the United States once recovered from the fiery crash that nearly killed him in a spectacular Formula One wreck.
Devlin DeFrancesco made a mistake at Texas Motor Speedway, no ifs, ands or buts about that, and he takes full blame for the three-car crash that also wiped out veterans Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Lundgaard will leave European racing and switch to IndyCar next season in a third seat for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.
The Danish driver is a member of the Alpine Formula One team’s junior program and made his IndyCar debut in August on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Santino Ferrucci wants to race, in NASCAR and IndyCar or anywhere he can get a seat.
But he agrees with Graham Rahal, who a week ago said Ferrucci must stop crashing in IndyCar to be considered for a long-term addition at Rahal Letterman Lanigan.
DETROIT (AP) — Pato O'Ward closed an emotional weekend for Arrow McLaren SP by becoming IndyCar's first repeat winner of the season with a victory dedicated to his injured teammate.
Felix Rosenqvist was injured in a violent crash in the first race of the doubleheader weekend and hospitalized overnight.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — One minute, Graham Rahal was a serious Indianapolis 500 contender. The next, he was hitting his helmet in disbelief.
And just that quickly, the 32-year-old American's chance ended.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Photogate spilled over to a second day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway when all three of Bobby Rahal's cars were idled on pit lane at the start of Friday's practice as punishment for their ill-timed effort to take a team picture on the famed speedway.
Santino Ferrucci will enter the Indianapolis 500 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, creating a lineup of drivers who took three of the top four spots in last year's race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.
The Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal took advantage of a coin flip Friday. He's hoping it pays off all weekend.
Minutes after completing Friday's Indianapolis 500 practice, the 31-year-old IndyCar driver and his two teammates with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing all wound up picking top 10 spots in Saturday's qualifying line.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Graham Rahal is grateful for most of the genes he inherited from his father, champion race car driver Bobby Rahal.
The one gene he could have gone without? His large frame.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — On a race car driver's list of nice problems to have, Alexander Rossi's biggest issue Sunday ranks pretty high. During a dominant drive at Road America, Rossi had to keep focused with nobody in his rearview mirrors.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Simon Pagenaud sat down between Will Power and Graham Rahal ready to discuss his best qualifying event of the season.
"I'm still here," Pagenaud defiantly declared.
And with that, personality and panache poured out of IndyCar's top drivers in a highly entertaining post-qualifying news conference at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Alexander Rossi will try to win his second consecutive race through the streets of Long Beach from the pole.
The defending race winner snagged the top starting spot for Sunday's race as the qualifying session ended.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local):
Takuma Sato of Japan has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his fourth career IndyCar victory.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Takuma Sato, teammate Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing outshined the powerhouse teams at Barber Motorsports Park.
In qualifying, at least.
Sato claimed the eighth pole of his career on Saturday and the first since Pocono in 2017, and Rahal had the second-fastest qualifying time for Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graham Rahal will keep driving for his father's IndyCar Series team.
Rahal, who was in the last year of his contract with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, has signed a five-year extension through 2023.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Oriol Servia will enter the Indianapolis 500 in a joint effort with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Scuderia Corsa, which will be making its IndyCar debut.
Servia will be a teammate on the Honda team with Graham Rahal and defending Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato.
CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Courtney Force won the NHRA Arizona Nationals on Sunday after her 68-year-old racing great father escaped serious injury in a frightening engine explosion and crash.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At first glance, it appeared the days of the "star car" at the Rolex 24 at Daytona were over.
Then Roger Penske showed up.
Penske has brought his organization back to sports car racing and he'll field two stacked lineups in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — American manufacturing company Gehl will be the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal's No. 15 car in the upcoming Iowa Corn 300.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced Thursday that Gehl will sponsor Rahal in the IndyCar race on July 9.
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — When he was growing up, Graham Rahal found more than enough to do to stay occupied at Road America while the racers in his family went to work.
Now Rahal is the doing the driving, and he feels like a kid again back at the rural Wisconsin road course.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Graham Rahal thrust his arm out of the cockpit and into the air even before crossing the finish line at Texas last year, unable to contain the emotions that came with finally winning a race.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — No one needs a spotter to see this coming.
With former Indianapolis 500 champions Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan in the twilight of their racing careers and possibly driving their final IndyCar season, the open-wheel series is on the verge of a fairly significant shift.