MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

I have to thank Ryan (Hunter-Reay) for his set-up...

Marco Andretti

Turned in the seventh-quickest speed on Friday

"We're getting the Venom car to where it needs to be. I have to thank Ryan (Hunter-Reay) for his set-up; it got us closer and now we're in it. We're hoping to have a strong run for qualifying tomorrow and start near the front."


MIKE CONWAY, #27 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CARES CAR

Was sixth-quickest in this morning's practice session

"I'm disappointed with our day, really. I don't think we learned much since the first session. We need to go back, see what the other guys tried and see what we have. Overall, we didn't learn much, so we just have to see what everyone else is doing and go from there."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #28 TEAM DHL/SUN DROP CITRUS SODA CAR

Danica Patrick, Andretti Autosport
Danica Patrick, Andretti Autosport

Photo by: Glenn F. Katauskas

Clocked-in third-fastest overall on Friday

"It was a good day. The guys did a great job preparing the DHL/Sun Drop car. We've tried some new stuff this year and it's really working out. We were basically quickest in that second session; the Penske guys took new tires at the end and we decided to save them for tomorrow. I think the car is good. Now, we have to get it done tomorrow. The track is ever-evolving and the grid is tighter than it's ever been, so you've really got to stay on your toes."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

Improved lap time by 1.5 seconds during today's second practice session

"I think we are off to a decent start this weekend. We made some good changes to the GoDaddy car today that I think will be positive tomorrow. We will fine-tune some more things tonight and get ready for qualifying."

-source: aa