Rahal hopes Road America podium can start late-season roll (VIDEO)

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Graham Rahal hopes that his third-place finish in Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America can start a late-season roll of strong results.

Rahal battled at the front for much of the race, running as high as second behind Will Power at one point before dropping back into a battle to complete the podium with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Helio Castroneves.

Rahal ultimately crossed the line ahead of Hunter-Reay to record his second top-three finish of the season, his first coming at Barber Motorsports Park in April.

After a patchy run of form that had seen him finish in the top 10 just one in the four races leading up to the Road America weekend, Rahal was pleased with P3, but felt more was possible.

“Good day overall for us. Nice to get a good result,” Rahal told NBCSN.

“Obviously bummed not to finish a little higher, we had a good run on [Tony Kanaan] but he blocked us pretty good – I would have done the same.

“We wanted to win today but it was a good points day overall.

“We’ve had a lot go against us this year. Hopefully we can go on a bit of a run.”