Andretti Autosport qualifying report

St. Pete

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-QUALIFYING HONDA GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

Will start seventh in tomorrow's race

"I have to credit (Mike) Conway for the set-up we qualified today. The Venom car was a bit off and he got me back in the ballpark. To jump in a car with a new setup and end up seventh - I'm alright with that. I think things are really going to be shook up tomorrow with the double-file restarts. That might breed some yellows, but we can do it from here. That's the good thing; we can win it from seventh."

MIKE CONWAY, #27 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

Qualified fourth in his race with Andretti Autosport "It's been a great weekend so far. We were searching for a bit more in qualifying, but this series is so tough. It's always hard to make the Firestone Fast Six, so we are happy about that. The GoDaddy.com car has been working really well all weekend and I can't say enough for all the guys at Andretti Autosport. They are doing a great job."

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

Qualified 14th on Saturday

"We got caught out by the yellow today. It's one of those deals in qualifying where you roll the dice and wait to go out, hoping for the track to be a tenth or two quicker. But, you put yourself in a very risky position when it goes yellow. But, I agree with the strategy. We went with the fast guys, and unfortunately, we needed those two laps at the end. The DHL/Sun Drop car was good enough to get in, but in the end, we didn't make it because it went yellow. That will happen sometimes."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

Qualified 19th for tomorrow's season-opener

"We have worked so hard all weekend, and I just didn't have the result I wanted for the GoDaddy.com car. The field is super close, so a small margin can separate you from P1 to P12. Hopefully tomorrow we can work our way through the field and have a strong finish in the race."

-source: aa

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