Indy 500: Andretti Autosport day six report

JOHN ANDRETTI, ...

JOHN ANDRETTI, #43 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CAR

"Fortunately we did get some track time early. Today was all about qualifying. We took the Window World Dallara out and did some qualifying runs. We tried to stay outside of traffic as much as we could and tried to get clean runs, which we did. We still need to find a little bit more speed, so we're going to make some changes to the car. Fast Friday leading into qualifying day is going to be important so hopefully we do get some track time tomorrow."

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

" It wasn't a bad day for the Venom team. We know how finicky this place can be, so you begin to build confidence when you can replicate a good set-up from day to day. Hopefully tomorrow we can start off just as good as we were today - if that happens we know we'll be in good shape. I wasn't as concerned about speeds today because we know that the speed is going to come with taking off downforce, but in order to take downforce off you have to have the grip. So we're really working now on the feel of the car and getting ready for Saturday."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"We ran the IZOD car in qualifying trim today, same as our teammates, but unfortunately we still just can't seem to find the speed they have. The car's balance is good so we'll just keep chipping away at things and try our best to be ready in time for Saturday. Hopefully the weather will hold off so we can get some good track time in tomorrow."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"The 7-Eleven car felt good today and I think although my speed was in a draft you have to have a good car to be able to do those kind of lap times. We worked on qualifying set-up today - a lot of people did as well - so we'll see. It's going to be an interesting Saturday if it rains tomorrow. It's a very tight field so I'm happy overall. We're working toward the right direction."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"It's disappointing that the rain came and cut the final hours of practice short. The GoDaddy car started the day off with a few challenges but was getting better as the day went on, so it's frustrating that we didn't get a chance to finish the day and see where we really stand. If we can get the grip we need to be able to trim the car out then I think we'll be fast."

-source: aa

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