INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 10, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing driver Hideki Mutoh qualified for the 93rd Indianapolis 500. Mutoh, driver of the ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 10, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing driver Hideki Mutoh qualified for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Mutoh, driver of the #27 Formula Dream car, will start in the 16th position in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 24th. Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti used the afternoon track availability as a practice session.
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick: "The Boost Mobile/Motorola car is heading in the right direction. I'm happy with the changes we've been making. The car is much more balanced but I think we still have work to do before race day. I'm glad to have a couple days off to relax and recharge. We'll get back at it next week."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan: "The Team 7-Eleven crew is much more relaxed now that qualifying is out of the way. We are in the mentality of racing now and working toward race day set up. Most of today was spent testing and seeing what we have in the car and what to work on. I'm looking forward to a quick trip home to see my son and then getting back next week to keep learning more about the #11 car."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti: "I'm happy with our first post qualifying practice day in the #26 car. We're learning a lot about the set up, some helpful things and maybe some not, but we're able to check things off our list. That's what practice and testing is all about. I think we hit the ground with a good base line and it's just about small changes from there. Having the next couple days off is nice, it will give us a chance to take a step back and really think about where we are, but I'm looking forward to Team Venom Energy getting back on track next week."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh: "I'm glad to be done qualifying and to get the chance to work on race set up. The track today was much calmer than yesterday and we were able to run some practice laps later in the day. The car felt good and I'm looking forward to the chance to work on making chances and finding an even better car for the race."