Rahal upset with team's tire failure

May 10, 2008 | Posted by: Lets go racing | Full story: www.chicagotribune.com

Graham Rahal was flirting with the 11th and final qualifying spot available Saturday, the opening day of time trials for the Indianapolis 500, when he ran into tire trouble.

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May 10, 2008
 
Oh my God! I wondered he put his car back through tech and all. I thought it was strange for him to put his helmet on again! That's nuts ! But to be fair, he's a second day qualifier, his speeds weren't up there. Tomorrow he'll get in.
Cleo

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May 11, 2008
 
They didn't bring tires to the race track? ROTFLMAO

Since: Aug 07

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May 11, 2008
 
No they had them at the track they didn't have them ready with 10 minutes left before quals were over. He's a diva!
Yesman

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May 13, 2008
 

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No, Jackass. If the car's in the qualification line it should be ready to go. That includes having new tires - 10 mins left or not. The team f**ked up and the driver's right to call them on it.

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May 13, 2008
 
Yesman wrote:
No, Jackass. If the car's in the qualification line it should be ready to go. That includes having new tires - 10 mins left or not. The team f**ked up and the driver's right to call them on it.
You don't have to call Cleo a jacka__ just because she doesn't know!

You make yourself look like one when you do that.
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May 13, 2008
 
I wasn't referring to Cleo. Rahal's not a diva because he called his team on screwing up. He's a competive and intense driver who felt his team let him down.

Since: Aug 07

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May 13, 2008
 
Oh you're picking a fight how funny you lose!
Yesman

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May 13, 2008
 
Well, you're the one calling a driver a diva because he was upset his team let him down. And what's 10 minutes before qualifying ends have to do with it?

Has no one ever qualified for Indy with less than 10 minutes left? How about 5? Maybe on track as the gun sounds? Has that ever happened before? Geez!

Think about what you're saying before you start dissing other drivers.

You know damn well if Ganassi had dropped the ball like that for Dixon, heads would roll!

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May 13, 2008
 
You weren't there you didn't see his "diva" behavior enough said about that!

No the difference it wouldn't have happened with Ganassi that's why my boys on the pole.

Have a nice life.

“Kenny Schrader I'm for you”

Since: Apr 08

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May 13, 2008
 
I can't get over he's 19. My first 500 Bobby Rahal won his car owner was very sick and died a week later. I have liked Bobby since that day.
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I don't have to be there to know Rahal's not a diva. I bet he was was pissed. He sounded pissed on TV. But that doesn't make him a diva. He was justified to be pissed. His team screwed up.

And I notice you didn't touch the 10 minute thing. What's the matter, post without thinking? Forget your Indy history.

And I'm glad Dixon is your "boy" (and I hope to god that just means you're rooting for him or maybe you're his dad). I'm not dissing your boy. Don't diss other drivers.

Anybody that takes on that track deserves respect. You should know that.
Madge

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That Rahal is tall as the sky.
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Sweet Nancy wrote:
I can't get over he's 19. My first 500 Bobby Rahal won his car owner was very sick and died a week later. I have liked Bobby since that day.
The owner was Jim Trueman. A pretty decent guy.

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Since: Apr 08

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May 23, 2008
 
Madge wrote:
That Rahal is tall as the sky.
He sure is and he got onto his boy and they boy had to apologize for being so hateful to his team. Which is the way it should be. We don't have people who make their kids mind these days and his pants were too big for him that day. Especially on a live show online.

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