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IndyCar - Rahal Finishes Ninth, 30th In Texas Doubleheader

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FORT WORTH, June 12, 2011: Service Central Chip Ganassi Racing (SCCGR) driver Graham Rahal completed his first doubleheader at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 11, 2011 finishing ninth and 30th, respectively.

Rahal started 20th in the first of the 114-lap two-race event marking his third start on the 1.5-mile oval and 65th start of his IZOD IndyCar Series career. The No. 38 Service Central Honda found a comfortable groove on the superspeedway and battled its way to the top-10 before the halfway point. Rahal crossed the finish line for the first duel in ninth-place.

The Firestone Twin 275s halftime show highlighted a random draw to determine the starting grid for the second duel which put Rahal fourth in the line-up.

Rahal took the green flag for the final 114-lap sprint and would maintain a top-10 run for the first 100 laps. The No. 38 car came in for its last pit stop of the night and encountered a fuel-related issue leaving the Service Central team unable to restart the engine and ended their run resulting in a 30th-place finish.