Jakes finished 13th at the Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio; Rahal finished 18th.
Graham Rahal, No. 15 Midas / Big O Tires Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “It was a struggle all day. The car was loose from the get-go, really loose.
Obviously I’m disappointed. We wanted to show better at my home race but unfortunately this is all we had today. We’ve just got to keep soldiering on. Nothing is coming easy to us right now. We’re just not competitive so we have to just keep working hard. We are looking forward to the test day in Sonoma, without a doubt. Hopefully we can get out there and get a lot done.”
James Jakes, No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It was a pretty frustrating race really. We started tenth, lost a spot on the start. Everyone else was on red tires and the three guys that were on blacks in front of us Marco, Pagenaud and ourselves all caught up to each other and I thought we were in a good position.
We had pretty good laps going and I was quite happy with the balance of the car but then we just got stuck behind the guys that were doing the two stop race and that just killed us. It was difficult to overtake and we struggled from then on.”
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