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."