Motegi: Andretti Autosport preview

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE INDY JAPAN 300 MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE INDY JAPAN 300

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"I'm looking forward to returning to Twin Ring (Motegi). The fans are always great and it's a great circuit. We haven't had the best results there yet with the Venom car; I'm hoping this is the year we can make things happen."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"Twin Ring Motegi is a very special and unique event on our schedule. It is one of the most difficult tracks we will race on this year and getting the car set-up right is extremely tricky. The two sides of the racetrack are so different; it really keeps you on your toes. It's great to be able to race at Honda's track in front of their fans. They do such an amazing job powering these IZOD IndyCars and their fans are so passionate about IndyCar racing.

"For Team IZOD, we just need to go out and get a solid qualifying spot and go to work in the race. We have been pretty strong in every oval race this year; I think Motegi will be the same. With only two races remaining every point is extremely important and we're looking to make up for some points lost at Kentucky."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"Motegi is probably the toughest oval we race on all year. Each end of the racetrack is so different that you can't really find a perfect balance. You have to pick two corners where you want to be really good and then make the best of the other two. The fans there are crazy and so passionate. Winning there in the Team 7-Eleven was very special and I always love going back every year."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"I always look forward to going back to Japan for the race. I love everything about Japan -- the culture, the people -- everything. The race will always hold a special place in my heart since I got my first win there. Hopefully, we can get the GoDaddy car into the winner's circle again this year and get win number two under our belt."

-source: andretti autosport

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