IRL: Texas: Andretti Green Racing Thursday report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Tonight's session was very valuable since it was the only time we'll run at the actual time of day that the race is held. We just worked in traffic and tried to see how the Motorola car would be in a pack and how it would be in different situations. We're not quite where we need to be yet, but we learned quite a bit and can keep working on it from there."

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

"We had a chance to work on a few things today and the Team 7-Eleven car responded very well to the changes we made. The evening session was helpful because it was similar to how we expect the conditions to be on race day. Overall, it was a good day for us."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The NYSE car was quick today. We still have some work to do to make the car better under race conditions but I'm confident we'll get there. We've still got another session tomorrow to get ready for qualifying but it's more important to have a comfortable race car here."

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

"All in all it wasn't a bad day for the Canadian Club car. We worked under various different conditions. It was really nice to get a run in something close to race conditions. We are reasonably happy with it. We still have work to do, but we are going into the race with a positive frame of mind."

-credit: agr

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