GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I thought our United Rentals car was very good, it just became a track position race and the yellows were way too long. The strategy that we played when we got to the lead on Lap 100 — had the yellows not taken so long every single time — we would have been one pit stop less than the rest. We were good to make it on one more stop and everybody else wasn't. There were three or four of us in that situation. Me, Newgarden, I think Wickens maybe and Munoz. We had played it right. It obviously sucks to leave here another year and not get a win particularly when the race car was pretty good. I need to be more aggressive on the restarts. I didn't really want to try the second lane because there was a lot at stake. I didn't want to put the thing in the fence but I saw a lot of guys doing it (second lane) so the last restart I did, I made up three or four spots but I'm just disappointed because I want to get out of here with a win someday."
· FAST FACTS: Pit strategy and a well-handling race car enabled Rahal to lead a total of 12 laps and the strategy was playing out well in the late stages of the race but extended cautions negated the full benefit. Rahal started 30th and finished 10th… Was his 11th Indy 500. His best qualifying position in the Indy 500 is fourth in 2009 with Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and best finish is third with Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing in 2011 after he led six laps. He ran in the top-five in six of his nine previous races here. Detailed Indy 500 information available upon request. Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 - St. Pete street course; 2015 - Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 - Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 - St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 - Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… He is ranked sixth in series point standings with a total of 183 points, only 35 behind fourth place Scott Dixon.