Sunday, May 24, 2009

Teammates Graham Rahal, Robert Doornbos out of the Indianapolis 500


Bad luck for Newman/Haas/Lanigan today. First Robert Doornbos brushes the wall and makes it to the pit, but knocked himself out of the race.

A few laps later, NHL teammate Graham Rahal whacked the wall in Turn #4 and knocked himself out too.


It's been bad luck for Newman/Haas/Lanigan. They've got a long history here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but no wins. They've even had notable drivers like Michael Andretti, Paul Tracy, Bruno Junqueira, and Nigel Mansell, but no notable finishes.

Graham told ABC he was trying to avoid Milka Duno, who was moving to let everyone by, but was not slowing down to do so.

In 2008, the youngest driver in the field, Graham Rahal, crashed and finished 33rd. In 2009, the second-youngest driver in the field, #5 Mario Moraes crashed and finished 33rd.
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