Indy 500: Andretti Autosport day four report

JOHN ANDRETTI, ...

JOHN ANDRETTI, #43 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CAR

"After a day off because of rain, it was good to be back on the race track. The low wind and cool temperatures provided for a lot of grip. We saw a lot of people running in traffic. We did the same thing. I feel like the Window World Dallara keeps improving. We have four teammates to talk to at the end of the day which helps. It's easier to go backwards than it is to go forwards, so hopefully we keep going forward and we can learn some things moving ahead."

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"I think we're getting there, but it's still quite early for the Venom car. I'd say our time today was in a tow but, then again, so were most of the top-10 times. The good thing is that we've been checking things off our list, both good and bad. So we're getting a lot of answers on things in testing and that's what we're here to do. We're also trying to prepare for the warmer weather that's supposed to be coming. We know that as it gets hotter it's going to be less downforce on the car. We're trying to find the most mechanical grip as possible now so when balance comes into play we'll have done the right thing."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"We're still searching for something with the IZOD car. We threw a lot at it today and we got some things out of our head, but we're still not there yet. This is when it will pay big dividends to have four great teammates. We will draw on some of the things they've learned and add it to what we've learned. We're going to try a bunch of different things tomorrow and see where that takes us."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"I think everyone gets very anxious when you have a day off because of rain, so from that perspective, today was good. It was good to get back to work. But, beyond that, I don't think anyone could really learn much today because of the weather. I do not expect that we will see conditions like this the rest of the month, really - at least not on pole day and not on race day. So, we didn't really learn a lot that we can take with us. Hopefully, tomorrow will be more what we need."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"Surprisingly, we had a good practice session even though we were not very high on the charts. We tried a few different race set-ups, and a few worked and a few didn't. And, sometimes it is just as important to eliminate an idea as it is to agree with it. But, the GoDaddy car is definitely headed in the right direction."

-source: aa

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