MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (May 30, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225. Patrick, driver of the ...
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (May 30, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for the ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Indy 225.
Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the seventh position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start third. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the 13th position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, sixth fastest.
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick: "I was hoping for a better qualifying run and felt the #7 car was strong enough to qualify into the top-five. We have a stable, strong car and hopefully we can work our way through the field tomorrow and stay out of trouble. I have started in the last row before here at the (Milwaukee) Mile and made it into the top-five without a pit stop, so I'm still confident we can have a great race tomorrow."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan: "I have to thank the whole AGR team, the safety crews, and my personal trainer Ryan (Harber) for not only getting me back together but also rebuilding the car in time. While I'm not 100 percent back together, I'm here and very thankful for that. Qualifying went well today for Team 7-Eleven and I think we will be competitive tomorrow. Hopefully we can get this car into victory circle at the end of the race."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti: "I am a little disappointed with where we qualified; we thought the #26 car would be a little higher in the starting grid, but then again we didn't really focus on a qualifying set up during practice today. I think with the compressed schedule we really wanted to focus on the race day set up. It's always good to start up front, but being in the front doesn't do any good if you don't have a strong enough car to keep you there. We qualified on the pole last year, but weren't able to stay in the lead because the car wasn't stable enough, so this year we are hoping to have learned from that. I'm confident we have a car that will be able to get us through traffic and keep Team Venom Energy up front."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh: "We had a good run today; we were quick in the morning session but then struggled with a fuel leak at the end of practice. The #27 guys worked really hard to get the issue fixed in time for qualifying. I'm excited for the race tomorrow and hope to have a good solid finish."