Edmonton: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the 2009 Rexall Edmonton Indy race at the City Centre Airport. Patrick,...

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 25, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the 2009 Rexall Edmonton Indy race at the City Centre Airport.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the 20th position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start 13th. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Mott's Clamato Caesar, will start in the 18th position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start 12th.

Driver: Danica Patrick Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Another tough day for us. I was able to stay in the top-six in my group for most of the run but just couldn't find the speed at the end. Hopefully we will be able to work our way through the field during the race tomorrow."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan
Car:  #11 Team 7-Eleven/Nestle Pure Life Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was a disappointing day for Team 7-Eleven. We are looking for answers and this is a time for us to keep our heads and work together as a team. The easiest thing for any of us to do on a day like this is point fingers. We'll keep working and that's all we can do; one race weekend at a time. Hopefully we can pull something out tomorrow."

Driver:  Marco Andretti
Car:  #26 Team Mott's Clamato Caesar Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Qualifying today didn't end with the results we were hoping for and the #26 car is starting farther back on the grid than we'd like. We are struggling for grip and I'm not exactly sure how to make the car go faster. But it's going to be a physical race tomorrow so we'll just do our best to keep pressure on the car in front of us and take advantage of any opportunities to gain track position."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh
Car:  #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We made improvements from yesterday, which is good. We still need to make a few more changes for tomorrow. We are headed in the right direction with the changes we have made throughout the weekend. We found some speed during the first qualifying session and that got us into the top-12. Overall it's been a good day."

-credit: agr

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