Mid-Ohio: Andretti Green qualifying report

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 8, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the 2009 Honda Indy 200 race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Patrick, driver of...

LEXINGTON, Ohio (August 8, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the 2009 Honda Indy 200 race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the 12th position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start eighth. Andretti, driver of the #26 Meijer, will start in the 13th position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start 11th.

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Driver:  Danica Patrick

Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Danica Patrick:
"I thought the Boost Mobile/Motorola car felt really good. We had the balance and the grip that I think we need to run well, but just didn't have the speed we needed to get into the Fast Six."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

Tony Kanaan:
"We have been working really hard to turn this situation around and we are making small steps. If you look back to Edmonton, we started 17th and 18th; this weekend we have four cars in the top 12. I was disappointed because I thought we had a chance at making the Fast Six, but the other teams made better progress throughout the sessions that we are able to."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

Car: #26 Meijer Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti:
"We ran well in practice this morning, so I'm really disappointing with the qualifying results. I was able to stay in the top-six of our group for most of the session, but just wasn't there at the end when it counted most. We'll make a few changes tonight and take advantage of every opportunity we can to gain track position during the race tomorrow."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Hideki Mutoh:
"It was a tough qualifying session today. The rain earlier made us change our plans and the track conditions weren't what we were originally planning on. The car was running really good toward the end of the session. I think we change some things for tomorrow and have a good race car set up."

-credit: agr

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