IPS: IRL: Kentucky: Andretti Green Racing race report

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Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The Motorola car was good tonight. I think we had a top-three car, for sure. But, I came out of the pits with hot tires and it should have had a ton more grip than a car with cold tires, but it didn't. I was trying to push, just pushed it too hard and lost it. Then, we got going again, but there was such a blister on the right rear as a result of the spin that the tire let go on our way to the pits and we hit the wall.

"But, TK did a great job today; congratulations to him. It was too bad for Dario, but I'm glad he walked away from another bad accident. Marco had a good night, too, so it was a pretty strong performance for AGR."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The car was fantastic and I have to thank everyone on the Team 7-Eleven crew. They did a great job. (Scott) Dixon finished second, so I didn't gain a lot of ground on him, but I did what I could do. I have to try to win a couple more races and hopefully we'll still be in the hunt at the end of the year. This was a special weekend for me. I didn't tell anyone but my dad's birthday was Friday and this one was for him."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The balance of the NYSE car was good, but it might have been too good, which took away from our speed. It's a balancing act for sure. We've got to find a faster car that we can hold onto. We weren't too far off of the setup of Tony's (Kanaan) car. The car was good; it just wasn't quick enough to challenge Tony or Dario (Franchitti)."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was my fault. I heard 'checkered' just as I hit Kosuke (Matsuura). That was my second mistake in the race and it could have been a big one."

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Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Honda

"To start from the back and move all the way into fifth was really good. Andretti Green Racing and AFS Racing gave me a really good car today. The yellows were too long and I just didn't have enough time to get the oso*fresh car any closer to the leaders. All the cars in the front pack were really quick, but it is a fifth place after starting last. It was a good day for the oso*fresh team."

-credit: agr

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