Rahal banks another podium, and again top Honda in Milwaukee (VIDEO)


MILWAUKEE – It was another good day for Graham Rahal and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team, as they ended third after Sunday’s ABC Supply Co. Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest presented by the Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.

Rahal banked his fifth podium of the season, and was again top Honda finisher.

Rahal started sixth and ended third, and was rarely out of the top-five all day. One of the keys to his success on the day was his long first stint; he stretched to Lap 60 to lead the race. In the final stages, he pitted for fresh tires and went forward from there.

He’s now tied for third in points with Helio Castroneves, who finished second after a mix of great driving and great strategy to end second after starting 24th and last.

“These Steak ‘n Shake guys did a heck of a job today,” Rahal said. “We were looking at a three-stop strategy. I think we were the only one who could do it and we bailed on it for some reason. I was pretty frustrated.

“But with the way the yellows worked out, it worked out fine. We were quicker than Helio at the end. We just couldn’t get around him.”