ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE IOWA CORN INDY 250

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"Iowa is a unique circuit. We've had success running there in the past and we're coming off of two consecutive podium finishes, so I'm optimistic that the Venom car will be a contender, for sure. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going this weekend and gain some needed championship points."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"I'm thrilled to be racing on and proud to be representing U.S. ethanol again. After Texas, our goal was to get to Iowa and that's what we've accomplished. Now, we need to take advantage of the opportunity that Ethanol USA has given to me and the Team IZOD guys. I've said all along that this is a great race team and we can win a lot of races together. We just need that chance and this weekend is our next shot."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"I love the track and I love the fans at Iowa. The place is always packed - beyond packed - with people everywhere. It is a track that races both like a short track and a super-speedway, so it is a lot of fun to drive. We just haven't had any luck there yet with the 7-Eleven car. But, there is always another chance and I get that chance this weekend."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"We are coming off strong results in the past two races, so I'm hopeful the GoDaddy car will be competitive again this weekend in Iowa. I enjoy racing there and the race brings out a lot of fans, which is always great. It's always easier going into a race weekend with some momentum on your side."

-source: andretti autosport