Iowa: Andretti Green Racing race report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"The Motorola car ran well today. I wish that I was able to keep position on the last restart but what's done is done. I have to thank my crew for all their hard work, I just wish had a better finish."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I just lost it. It's tough to say because I may have heard someone say that something broke on the car but I can't really say. I lost it coming into Turn 1 behind Dan (Wheldon) and Hideki (Mutoh). It's unfortunate because we were having a good race and the Team 7-Eleven car was competitive. I was setting myself up for the end of the race. Turn 2 has not been a good turn for me at this race."

Marco Andretti, #26 Blockbuster Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"If I had the speed to get around Hideki (Mutoh), I think I would have had the speed to get around Dan (Wheldon). Regardless, it was a great day for Andretti Green. It was good, clean racing today. It had to be entertaining for the fans because it was fun in the cockpit, for sure. I'm proud of the Blockbuster boys. We were toward the front all day and they were great in the pits. We set up the car to match the conditions and the traffic and I think we had a very good car."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It was a very fun race and I think the Formula Dream team did a great job finishing in the second position today. I didn't want to block Marco when he was behind me but we only had 10 laps to go and I wanted to pass Dan so I didn't let him pass me. I wanted to have a clean race and I think I was able to do that. The second-place finish is the best result for a Japanese driver in IndyCar Series history so I am happy about that. I would like to thank the Formula Dream team engineers for the great strategy and hope we will keep doing well in the future races."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick