Graham Rahal was involved in two separate sets of long drives on race day in South Florida.
First, he joined LPGA Tour rookie Beatriz Recari at Keys Gate Golf Club – a strong 3-wood from Homestead-Miami Speedway – for a session on the driving range. A few hours later, Recari was Rahal’s guest at the speedway, where he introduced her to Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti for a ride in the Indy Racing Experience two-seater.
Rahal, who enjoys a round of golf when his schedule allows, was impressed with Recari’s accuracy off the tee. The native of Spain has three top-10 finishes in her initial tour season.
Beatriz takes a shot, Rahal follows
Next week kicks off the countdown to the IZOD IndyCar Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. As you know, competition is tight between championship contenders Dario Franchitti and Will Power, and naturally we want to know what’s on your mind.
So we are reaching out to the fans for questions for these drivers during their media ventures on Tuesday Sept. 28. Let’s get started- what do you want to ask them? All you have to do is leave a question on this blog and we will pick a few to have the drivers answer.
Who will it be?
We are also meeting with Target Chip Ganassi Racing owner Chip Ganassi on Friday, Oct. 1, so if you have questions for him or the championship contenders this is the place to ask.
Questions that are selected will be included in a video segment that will be featured on indycar.com.
With 2 races to go and 5th place in the series getting ever closer the heat was on us to figure out the last scraps of speed in the car on ovals and keep the awesome streak of top 5 finishes going. Kentucky was up and another demanding 1.5 mile flat out oval challenge we had to tackle with both hands.
Qualifying went extremely well. Once I’d gotten over the initial running around a new oval flat out at 190 mph we managed to eek out a pretty decent setup and overall speed to place the car 5th for the race. Things were really looking up as we figured our car’s strongest point wasn’t in outright speed on it’s own, it was better suited for running in traffic in the race. It usually stays strong and helps me bring it home in the top 5.
We would like to thank everyone who submitted their designs for the 2010 Helmet Design Contest! The winner is number 5, designed by Danielle Figel:
Helmet Design WINNER!
Danielle will receive a replica helmet, a team hat and shirt and autograph hero card. The helmet will now be recreated in a 3-Dimensional format for final prep, then sent to the painter! The helmet will debut at the Homestead-Miami Race on October 2nd for the Miami Indy 300 (the IZOD IndyCar Series finale). Again, we at Sarah Fisher Racing would like to thank everyone for their efforts in this, in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, helping raise the awareness of breast cancer.