Jakes finished 12th and Rahal 21st at Texas Motor Speedway

James Jakes is tied for 14th in series standings with 148 points and Graham Rahal is ranked 18th in series standings with 135 points.

James Jakes, No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “We had a great car, it’s been pretty good all weekend and we made some great changes.

James Jakes, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda
James Jakes, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson

We were definitely one of the top five quickest cars so it’s just a shame we didn’t finish there.

We’ll bounce back next week. You win and lose as a team and we’ll just make sure we put it right next weekend.”

Graham Rahal, No. 15 Midas / Big O Tires Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I never really had a grip on the car. I really, really struggled with the rear of the car on entries and exits and couldn’t get a handle on the understeer mid corner. I’m obviously baffled now with the performance.

There are a lot of tracks we’ve gone to that I can compete at and right now I can’t which is frustrating. For the amount of effort that we are putting in, there is no reason this should be the case. We will regroup but the problem is the lack of time between races.”


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , James Jakes
Teams Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Article type Race report
Tags indycar, jakes, rahal, rll, texas 550, tms