Kentucky: Andretti Green Racing race report

SPARTA, Kentucky (August 1, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the 12th race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Driver: ...

SPARTA, Kentucky (August 1, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the 12th race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Meijer Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway.

Driver:  Danica Patrick

Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I really thought the Boost car was capable of a stronger finish, but I will take a top-ten. We were fighting understeer most of the night, I kept asking for more grip but in the end it wasn't the best call on my end. We got caught in some lap traffic, so we decided to take fuel only on the last stop to see if we could take advantage of the time and try to get around Graham (Rahal) but we just didn't have the speed we needed."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was a great result tonight for Team 7-Eleven. I need to thank our team owners and the crew; they stayed behind me the whole time. It was a great race tonight and I'll take third place any time after not finishing so many races. I'm extremely happy. The last time I was on the podium was April. We took a few months off and now we'll start again."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

Car: #26 Meijer Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was a disappointing finish for the Meijer boys tonight. We took a chance on the amount of downforce we put into the car and it turned out that we didn't have enough. I had my handful with the car all night and just couldn't get the grip needed to stay up front. We're back on a road course in Ohio next weekend and hopefully we'll find better results for the #26 car."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I couldn't find the speed we needed tonight in the #27 car. We struggled to hold our track position all night. The guys did a great job in the pits but I can't really pin point where we went wrong with our set-up."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick