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Baltimore, MD- One driver that most will count out in tomorrow’s 75-lap Grand Prix of Baltimore is Graham Rahal.
The American has been fast since they’ve unloaded the No. 15 blu eCigs Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Honda.
Rahal was second fastest on the overall speed charts Friday and backed that up with being sixth quickest in Saturday morning’s final practice session. He was very fast in qualifying being just minutes away from being in the Firestone Fast Six but crashed in Turn 8.
Rahal just set the fastest lap in Round 2 with just over two minutes to go but got into the tire barrier on the next lap. The incident was actually pretty scary as he was in pain as his hurt his wrist on the steering wheel in that wreck.
Also, while he was sitting there rookie Tristian Vautier slammed into the back of his Honda well after he’s been stopped. That incident could have been scarier but Rahal was treated and released from the care center. He’s been cleared to drive in tomorrow’s race and is going to be a favorite.
Unfortunately, with causing the red flag Rahal lost his top two laps and will have to start 12th. He clearly has a good car though and should work his way to the front.
Rahal started second in the inaugural Baltimore race and was a bad pit stop away from winning. Instead, he finished 10th.
As of late Rahal has turned his season around. He started eighth and finished 11th last week in Sonoma and has been very strong here this weekend. His teammate James Jakes has also been quick being fifth fastest in final practice this morning and will start 13th Sunday.
Look for the RLL duo to be strong Sunday afternoon.
Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru
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