ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE HONDA GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR
"I'm really looking forward to getting the season started with the Venom car. I won at St. Pete when I was driving in Firestone Indy Lights and the team has had success at this circuit in the past, so I'm hoping for a good weekend. Ideally, we'll get the #26 car into the Firestone Fast Six again and then find ourselves on the top step of the podium on Sunday."
MIKE CONWAY, #27 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
"I've been waiting months for this weekend to come around and now it's here. It doesn't feel that long ago since I last raced. I'm more than prepared for the race ahead and can't wait to get on track with the Godaddy.com car."
RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #28 TEAM DHL/SUN DROP CITRUS SODA CAR
"We need to come out of the gate strong, just like last year, and that starts this weekend at St. Pete. We need to make the Firestone Fast Six on Saturday; that will set the ball rolling. That will put us in the top six to start and give us a chance to fight for the race win all the way through it. We just need to make sure our strategy is right. Street circuits can get kind of tricky on strategy sometimes and we just need to make sure we're on our toes. We just need to do what we know how to do and I'm confident that will bring us a lot of points."
DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
"I'm ready to get the IndyCar season going. St. Pete is a circuit where we've got a lot of laps of experience to draw from and that is always helpful. As a team, we left the Barber test knowing we have a lot to figure out yet, but hopefully we can find some answers right away at St. Pete and have a good weekend with the GoDaddy car."