Kansas: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (April 25, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 this afternoon. Patrick, driver of the ...

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (April 25, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 this afternoon.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Motorola car, will start in the third position and posted a best lap speed of 210.470 miles per hour. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start eighth with a best-lap speed of 210.082 miles per hour. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, turned a best-lap speed of 210.220 miles per hour and will start in the fifth position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start in the 13th position. Mutoh's best lap-speed was 208.506 miles per hour.

Danica Patrick: "I thought it was hard to get up to speed and the #7 car was maybe the most loose it's ever been on an oval. It was a handful, but we ended up finding a pretty good speed and were able to put the Motorola car up front. I'm looking forward to a good race tomorrow."

Tony Kanaan: "The #11 car was really loose in qualifying today. I'm disappointed with were we ended up, but tomorrow will be a new day for Team 7-Eleven and we'll see what it brings."

Marco Andretti: "Qualifying today was not a bad showing for Team Venom Energy. As the session went on the track got better and better and that's the down side of drawing an early number, but overall not a bad result. We'll work hard tomorrow to keep the #26 car up front."

Hideki Mutoh: "The Formula Dream car struggled in qualifying today and we would have liked better results. We had a good race car this morning so hopefully we'll be able to move through traffic tomorrow and we'll be ok by the end of the race."

-credit: agr

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