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  Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I was a little bit worried after the single-lap session, but it was enough to get in the Firestone Shootout. It just means a lot to have another front row start on a road course, especially considering where we started this weekend (12th in first practice Friday). We've really come a long way this year with our road course program and that is a good feeling. This is a big race for Motorola, obviously, so I am looking forward to helping put on a good show for them on Sunday."  

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone "It's going to be tough to get to the front tomorrow but it was a good effort today by AGR starting '1-2-3.'  The Team 7-Eleven car is definitely good enough to win the race tomorrow.  We'll try to help out Dario (Franchitti) since he's in a better position but we're still going to try and win tomorrow.  There's no pressure on me.  They (Franchitti and Scott Dixon) have to worry about the championship.  Whether I finish third or fifth or eighth in the championship is not going to change my life, so I'm going out and trying to win each of the remaining races and see what happens."  

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone "As soon as I started thinking, 'okay, don't screw this up,' I actually went to the brakes earlier than I had all weekend in the final turn and I just messed it up.  The car was really loose throughout the run but I think we had enough to make it into the Firestone Fast Six Shootout until the last corner.  It was total stupidity on my part.  The NYSE car has been good all weekend but we'll have to work to get to the front tomorrow."   Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone "It feels good to be on the pole. The track conditions changed a lot from this morning, but they've been fast all weekend. We did it when it counted. I tried another go in the Firestone Fast Six Shootout but it just wasn't there. All-in-all I'm very happy with the Canadian Club car. I have to say that it was a really impressive job by DP (Danica Patrick) as well. It's great to have my teammates up there with me as well. That should be an advantage at the start."  

Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Firestone "I am really happy with AFS Racing and Andretti Green Racing because they gave me a really good car. It was a really tough race with only one set of tires for the entire 30 laps. The conditions were different today. It was much cooler, so it was difficult to get the cars up to temperature. I gained two positions on the track and maintained my distance from the guy behind me. I didn't have the car to win. I needed to stay in fifth place today to gain some points in the championship. Now we'll go and set up the car for tomorrow's race. I hope we gain positions for the start of the race when they do the draw for starting positions so we can finish up front in the oso*fresh car tomorrow."  

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Jaime Camara , Danica Patrick