FRANCHITTI WINS INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP Dario Franchitti, ...
FRANCHITTI WINS INDYCAR SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Most of the race I couldn't do anything. I couldn't pass the guys in front because they were running side by side. There were times the car wasn't handling so well, and then in that last bit it was handling well, but I couldn't do anything. And then people started pitting, Dan (Wheldon) ran out of fuel and it was just Scott (Dixon) and I. We came down that backstretch and I was drafting him trying to get a slingshot. Just as I pulled out I saw him slow down and I almost hit the back of him as I was just going out. It was some good fuel saving and some great strategy from my boys on the Canadian Club team and the whole Andretti Green Racing team. They are the best team in the world."
Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I'm so disappointed; I can't even put it into words. I knew we needed to make great time with our last pit stop and I was pushing so hard. We'll just have to learn from it and come back stronger than ever next year. If nothing else, I'm happy for Dario and for everybody at AGR for winning the championship."
Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"This was a great season for us for sure. AGR accomplished what we wanted in a championship. I think it's well deserved for Dario to win the championship. I was a bit late trying to recover in the championship but that is life. It was a difficult day for Team 7-Eleven with the punctured tire. Firestone has been great for me. Every major victory I've had has been with them. I was running so high and the track was so dirty that I got in some junk that punctured the tire. I'm just so happy for my friend Dario."
Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Firestone
"I'm really upset with the way the season ended. We had a good car for the race today. It is just disappointing that it ended so early. The oso*fresh team was really gaining momentum as the season came to a close and I thought we had a chance to get a win today."