While he didn’t capture the win again at Mid-Ohio, it still marked a solid day for Graham Rahal as he scored his best finish in the past couple of weeks.
Battling hard all day, the driver of the No. 15 Steak and Shake Honda concluded the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in fourth place. The 2011 24 Hours of Daytona winner has had an up-and-down season thus far only having five top-fives in 12 races, including being on the podium twice.
Mid-Ohio is considered the Columbus, Ohio native, home track and to get a good finish here is always his goal.
“I’m a little bit frustrated we couldn’t be a little better,” Rahal quoted. “I wanted to win today but I think we got the absolute most out of this thing. That first yellow kind of hurt us but that’s how racing goes sometimes. We rebounded nicely and got some points. It feels good to get another top five for the Steak ‘n Shake team. We have been pretty strong on the road courses this year.
“I wouldn’t say luck was completely on our side; that first yellow hurt us, but we rebounded pretty well. I’m really proud of my Steak ‘n Shake guys. We had our backs up against the wall after that first yellow but we kept our heads down. We had a great car today. It was faster than most but it was just hard to pass. It’s always great to come back home. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Steak ‘n Shake team and the IndyCar Series.”