Homestead: Newman/Haas Racing race report

Graham Rahal, No. 02 Quick Trim Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The race was pretty good for the Quick Trim team. There was a lot of stuff going on. I really wish it would have been a little better. We raced extremely well as of late and I'm a little ...

Graham Rahal, No. 02 Quick Trim Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The race was pretty good for the Quick Trim team. There was a lot of stuff going on. I really wish it would have been a little better. We raced extremely well as of late and I'm a little disappointed because I know that we could have competed with Danica and Marco so it's a little frustrating to be tenth when we could have been in the top-three, and potentially even better. To come back and finish in the top-10 again was great though. With Quick Trim and Newman/Haas, we've never finished out of the top-10 and I'm proud of that. I'm really disappointed with Hunter-Reay and I'm not normally someone who is going to say something but I'm definitely going to talk to him. It was a racing incident from my standpoint. I drifted up toward him after Danica cut across me and I'm not sure he understood that was what happened. But then he came down the front straight and pulled his hand off the wheel to give me a gesture and drove into the side of me and took off my front wing."

Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The guys did a great job overnight. The car was definitely a step forward from yesterday but I think we still need more time to adapt my driving style to the setup. During the race the car was getting better and better. On the last stint, in a huge pack I was struggling but in clean air I think I had a quite good car and was able to pass a few people. It's a shame that this is the last race of the season. If we had a test day tomorrow I think we could learn a lot of things. The finishing position wasn't that good or what I expected but I think I am happy with that result because we improved the car."

-source: nhr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Hideki Mutoh