Andretti Autosport race report

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Andretti Autosport race report

Long Beach

Story Highlights

  • Team lands first win of 2011
  • Conway earns first career victory

MICHAEL ANDRETTI, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The team did a great job; good strategy.

Mike Conway

Victory marks Andretti Autosport's second consecutive win at Long Beach and 37th IZOD IndyCar Series career win

"Mike just didn't give up. After the hiccup in the pits, you'd think the race was over for him. But he just hung in there, made some beautiful passes and did what it takes to be a winner. From the moment he came here, he showed signs of brilliance. He's been a great addition to the Andretti Autosport team."

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

Turned in a 26th place finish after a pitlane incident early in the race

"Today's contact with (Sebastien) Bourdais was an easy one to be avoided. It was my fault completely, I just had no idea he was on my corner. But at the same time, he does have breaks and I don't know what he was trying to accomplish. I clearly had the right away and would have beaten him at the line. It's just unfortunate all around. The Venom car was coming on and we were the only car coming out on reds. I think we had a chance that stint. We tried to give it a go but the steering seized up and we had to call it a day."

Race winner Mike Conway, Andretti Autosport celebrates
Race winner Mike Conway, Andretti Autosport celebrates

Photo by: Adriano Manocchia

MIKE CONWAY, #27 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CARES CAR

Secured his first victory in the IZOD IndyCar Series

"What a great result! It looked a bit difficult here earlier this weekend, but this morning I knew the car would be fast. It was really tough to overtake here, but they just told me to hang in there. The team did a great job; good strategy. I can't thank the guys at Andretti Autosport enough, as well as everyone at Window World Cares and DHL, for putting their faith in me."

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

Ended the race in 23rd place, due to a gearbox issue

"We had a problem with the gear selector near the end of the race - basically we couldn't shift. It's frustrating because the DHL/Sun Drop car was running strong and challenging for the lead. I really think we could have gotten (Ryan) Briscoe once his tires started falling off. I was hoping for a second win here."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

Finished in 7th place

"I think we had a pretty solid day. We didn't make any mistakes and raced clean. We made some passes out on the track, the guys did a good job in the pits, and a few on-track incidents worked in our favor. We came away with a pretty good day. I think this is a start of a good thing for the GoDaddy.com car."

-source: andretti autosport

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