Indy 500: Andretti Autosport Opening Day report

JOHN ANDRETTI, ...

JOHN ANDRETTI, #43 TEAM WINDOW WORLD CAR

"We only did about five laps today, but we did everything we wanted to do with the #43 Team Window World car. I'm really excited about the prospects of it. We came back to the garage, and we'll make a couple of changes to the car for tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be good then and we'll get some more laps in. I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get more track time in today, but it's good to be back in Indy. The Venom car rolled off with decent balance but we have to find more speed this week. We just didn't have the time today to make some of the changes we'd like; hopefully tomorrow will be more productive."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"My car is very comfortable; we just need to work on the speed. But, we've got a lot of time to do that and I have a lot of confidence in the IZOD guys and know we'll get there. I just couldn't believe how much weight there was in the (steering) wheel, which is obviously grip, and grip is a really nice thing to feel around here - really nice."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

(ON DRIVING ALL FIVE ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT CARS TO START PRACTICE) "We just wanted to make sure that all of our cars had the same feel and make sure that we had the same starting point for everybody. So, they voted me the guy to do that. They tell me it's because I'm a veteran, but usually that means you're old and I definitely don't see myself that way, so I'm not sure. But, I'm glad to do it and I think we've got a good idea of where we are as a team and where we need to go for the 7-Eleven car."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"It's really great to be back at the Speedway. I love everything about this place. Today's practice went well and the GoDaddy car feels good. I'm really looking forward to the next couple of weeks here."

-source: aa

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