Indianapolis Motor Speedway
IZOD INDYCAR SERIES
NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-RACE INDIANAPOLIS 500
JOHN ANDRETTI, #43 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CAR
Finished the race in 22nd place
"It wasn't what we expected. At the start, I felt really good about the Window World car. We were moving up; the car felt great. Then all of a sudden in one lap, I just lost everything. I don't know if we had a damper go bad or if something else happened. The rest of the day I just fought it. It's really disappointing. I feel like we had something to do good for the day, but it was just merely hanging on the rest of the day."
MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR
Ended the Indy 500 in 9th place
"Not the turnout we were hoping to have for the Venom car today, but a top-ten finish is still not too bad considering we started where we did. We were sitting pretty with good track position but made a call to come in and then lost position. We trimmed the car but then we were in the back - so we gave (the track position) away. Just didn't work out for us today. But congrats to Dan (Wheldon) - he's one of the best guys (at getting) around this place."
RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #41 ABC SUPPLY/DHL/SUN DROP CITRUS SODA CAR
Finished the race in 23rd place
"We dealt with a lot of issues today, but everybody dealt with tricky conditions today, which made for a loose race car. But, we really struggled more than others. "It was a monumental task to prepare a car in 30 laps of warm-up for the longest race of the year and most important race of the year. The ABC Supply and DHL/Sun Drop guys did a great job preparing the car; we just missed the balance. For me, all day, it was an exercise of just keeping the car out of the wall. I almost lost it at least 12 times."
DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
Finished the Indy 500 in 10th place
"It's the Indy 500; you have to take a chance to win. I would much rather leave here finishing a little bit further down by taking a chance and having the option to win than coming away with a lower position and not having that chance. Overall it was a great day for the whole GoDaddy.com team. We have kept our heads up all month and came out ahead at the end. We will use this as positive momentum going into Texas."