IRL: St. Pete: Andretti Green Racing Friday report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think we're headed in the right direction with the Motorola car. I think we were having some gearbox issues at the end of the session. We made a good step at the beginning of practice, but we weren't able to keep making leaps on that throughout the session. We made some good improvements at the beginning and now we just need to keep doing that again and again. I'm sure we have a lot to learn from our teammates."

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

"It's always good to qualify toward the end of the day because there have been more people that have had a run at the track. It gives you a better chance to improve. There's going to be more rubber on the track, you get a chance to watch everybody and judge what you can and cannot do. I think Team 7-Eleven did a great job today. We wanted to be in the top three, but it doesn't count for anything. We had a strong car from the beginning of the day, so I'm not too concerned about the position that we had. What really counts is Sunday, so tomorrow we'll try to be in the top three and then go for it on Sunday."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think we're a couple of changes away. The NYSE car is not quite there yet. I'm having to work really hard to get the time out of the car, but I'm sure everybody is. We're in the top five just barely, but I think we're still a couple of changes away."

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

"We've got work to do. I'm not really happy with the Canadian Club car yet and on certain parts of the track I'm not happy with my driving either. I know I'm working hard, but I've got to start with those parts of the track where I'm not doing my job."

-credit: agr

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