Graham Rahal drives during IndyCar practice at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)
For a brief time the Verizon IndyCar Fan Vision Screen had an eye-popping number for Graham Rahal’s speed in Saturday’s second practice session.
It said 333.317 miles per hour.
Not so fast – it was a typo.
“It would be impossible to go that fast in these cars,” Rahal said after he ran an actual fast lap of 222.317 mph in a Honda-powered Dallara. “I saw the tweet and thought it’s impossible.”
Rahal was excited after practice with his laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway heading into Saturday evening’s pole qualifications for Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco. He was involved in controversy at the end of last weekend’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Rahal was running fourth and trying to dry off his tires while weaving on the track before a restart when he slammed into the back of third-place driver Tony Kanaan.
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