Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Fleet Cost & Care car earns two top five finishes at INDYCAR Doubleheader in Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (May 5, 2021) For the third weekend in a row the NTT INDYCAR Series took to the track, this time at the Texas Motor Speedway for last Saturday’s Genesys 300 and last Sunday’s XPEL 375.
In Fleet Cost & Care’s sixth year of sponsoring Rahal Letterman Lanigan and driver Graham Rahal, the weekend had all the elements you want from two oval races in the Lone Star State – speed, danger, and excitment. The #15 Fleet Cost & Care car finished fifth in Saturday’s Genesys 300 and third in Sunday’s XPEL 375, catapulting driver Graham Rahal into fifth place in the overall series standings.
“What a great weekend of racing! Graham and RLL did an excellent job with the car. We were excited to earn a top five finish on Saturday and to get to the podium on Sunday. Sharing this with all of our customers who came to the track is a real treat,” Fleet Cost & Care President, Jeff Curran said. “Every year our partnership with Graham Rahal and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) reinforces our belief that it is an excellent platform for getting our brand and our technology exposed to a larger audience – it’s a little bit of fun too” Curran added.
The Genesys 300 was held Saturday evening under threat of bad weather, but the track stayed dry. Graham Rahal, starting from the 13th position was able to finish fiftth. The race was full of excitement as the #15 Fleet Cost & Care car battled the field including hair-raising interaction with driver of the #60 car, Jack Harvey. Graham tried to pass Harvey on the backstretch, near the end of the 212-lap race and in a blocking move Harvey pushed Rahal toward the apron, undeterred Graham completed the pass to the fans delight. Graham had this to say after the race:
I thought the fans needed to find the edge of their seats! Solid car today – felt real good, especially on the last stint. The Fleet Cost & Care boys were great in the pits,Honda/Honda Racing/HPD gave us the power we needed and we gained +8 for a P5 finish. – Graham Rahal
Sunday saw the fans and teams rejoice with sunshine and the prospect of yet another day of racing. Starting from P9, Graham and #15 Fleet Cost & Care car avoided the devastaiton of an opening lap 6-car wreck and worked his way to the head of the field, passing Scott Dixon, the winner of the previous day’s Genesys 300. After leading a few laps the number #15 car dropped to third due to the unfortunate timing of a yellow flag. Rahal came in third, good for a podium finish, and advanced to fifth in the championship as the legendary month of May begins and the Indy 500 looms ever closer.
We came into the weekend with our eyes on points and we’re leaving the weekend top 5 in the championship,+8 spots. The Fleet Cost & Care car was amazing today, pit stops were flawless and it felt good to lead some laps again! We have some good momentum heading into the Indy GP and 500, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish! – Graham Rahal
The on-track action is but one aspect of our IndyCar weekends. What we love more is getting our customers, partners, staff and friends out to the track to stoke that inner IndyCar fan out of them! This weekend was no exception. We are grateful for each and everyone one of our guests who spent the weekend with Fleet Cost & Care!