Homestead: Andretti Green Racing race report

Tony Kanaan, ...

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
(Started 15th, finished 4th):
"We did what we could tonight. The Team 7-Eleven car was okay, but it just was not fast enough. I was trying to win in my hometown, but we'll get it next year. Those three guys today were unbeatable. I'll take fourth place. After the season we had, being in the top four is a great way to finish. I have to say, the best part of my year was getting to see my best friend win the championship again."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
(Started 19th, finished 6th):
"Physically it was a very tough race for me. I am still recovering a bit from my crash during qualifying at Motegi, but the car was fantastic overall and very good in traffic. I have to thank my guys, they did a great job all night and we were able to gain some positions during pit stops. I had a great season with the team and a sixth-place finish is a nice way to end the year."

Danica Patrick, #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
(Started 7th, finished 19th):
"The Boost Mobile/Motorola car was really good today. From my feelings out there, it looked like the first six cars were really going out there and it was good to be in that mix. The car was getting better every stop. But, we came in for what would have been our final stop and Dan Wheldon was coming out of his pit box. He went, then he stopped, then he went and he hit me. His team sent him and they shouldn't have. It's pretty unfortunate because it took me out and it took him out.

"As far as the season goes, I'm happy. We've got some work to do over the winter, we know what we need to do and we'll be ready for next year."

Marco Andretti, #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
(Started 8th, finished 22nd):
"I'm really disappointed for the Venom boys tonight. We had a great car for our first stint and once we put some front wing in we have been able to continue to run at the front. After the first stop the brakes hung up and we just started getting slower and slower. By the time we came in it was too late and that was it for the #26 car. It's just a shame to have to end the season this way."

-credit: agr

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