GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It was a great day for our team, the entire organization and all of our partners. I hope Spencer is ok; that's my main concern at this time. Secondly congrats to Takuma for a heck of a drive. I'm proud of you and thankful for what you have done for our program and all of our partners. I thought we had a run at it but just got too loose the last stint. But our United Rentals team was unbelievably good in the pits today and we were able to work our way forward. For us to come home P1 and P3 today means the world to me. Solid day all around. We've got a championship chase that we're in now and we've got two races in St. Louis next weekend. Hell of a job RLL!"
- FAST FACTS: Matched his best finish of third place in 2011 today and was a factor in the final laps when teammate Pigot brought out the caution on Lap 196 of 200… Was his 13th 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 eight of his 11 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 currently fourth in series standings with 214 points, only 37 out of second place.