IRL: Iowa: Andretti Green Racing race report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We were coming to the green and it looked like whoever was on the outside of me passed me before the green even happened, and then underneath me was (Ed) Carpenter and I had nowhere to go. When I look at the replay, it looks like Dario (Franchitti) was the fourth one on the outside and he was right next to whoever was to the right of me. It looked like a matter of everybody squeezing down and there was nowhere to go. We all pinched together and I was the one that got pinched the most."

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

"I don't know what happened. I was having a good run in the Team 7-Eleven car and got into some turbulence and I got loose and hit the wall. It's a real shame for the 7-Eleven team. I think we had a good run, especially with so many of the cars still in the championship out of contention. It's racing so let's move on to the next one."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was a good day for the NYSE team. It was a bummer on the last pit stop because I slid a bit long and missed my marks. There was some confusion because I thought I was only getting fuel. I'm not sure I would have beat Dario out anyway. It was definitely one of those survival races where you just have to make it through to be up front. It's great to get some points and great for Andretti Green Racing. I really couldn't be happier for Dario."

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

"It was just a great job here by the Canadian Club guys all day. We took a bit of a gamble there at the end just to extend our lead, and it worked. We didn't need that last yellow but the Canadian Club car was fantastic, and it was a fun race but pretty physical. This is different, this Iowa Speedway runs almost like a superspeedway."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Danica Patrick