Chicagoland: Andretti Green Racing race report

JOLIET, Ill. (August 30, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh competed in the 2009 PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night. The IndyCar ...

JOLIET, Ill. (August 30, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh competed in the 2009 PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 at the Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night. The IndyCar Series resumes September 19 in the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi.

Danica Patrick, #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"I really thought we had a car that was capable of finishing in the top-ten tonight. We had a decent practice and qualifying runs yesterday so I thought we would be strong. It's disappointing that we didn't have a better finish. We are headed to Japan in a couple of weeks, so hopefully we have better luck there."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven / Oscar Mayer Big Bite Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"The #11 car was much stronger than the results showed tonight. We made a few calls on strategy that we thought would play out in our favor, but looking back it hurt us in the end. It's always unfortunate when you have a strong car and things just don't go your way."

Marco Andretti, #26 Meijer Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"I'm obviously not happy with the race results tonight. We were fourth going into the last restart after fighting our way up back through the field. I couldn't get up to speed in time; we got caught out and lost position. It was a struggle all night. A lot of ups and downs, but the Meijer boys did a great job hanging in there. I'm looking forward to some down time and hopefully strong results in Motegi in a couple weeks."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"I don't know what happened to the car. I went high into the corner and the car just went loose. I think maybe the left rear suspension broke. It's unfortunate because the #27 car was strong up to that point."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick