Motegi: Andretti Autosport race report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"It was a really frustrating day for the Venom crew. We had pretty high expectations but things didn't go our way. The car wasn't where we needed it - we made changes in the pits but nothing seemed to help. We'll regroup and move on the Homestead."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"It was a pretty frustrating day. That was a lot tougher than I expected it to be. We raced a lot worse than we qualified and that rarely happens with our team. It was really tough in traffic. We were just really struggling to try to find the handle and never quite had it. The IZOD guys did a good job in the pits and we just kind of hung around all day. But, we know some things we want to try next year when we come back and that is very important."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"I'm pleased with our effort today. We did have some issues with our overall speed and we have no idea why, so we have some things to look into when we get back to the shop. The 7-Eleven car was pretty good and we had good stops. The car was better toward the end of each stint, but we never got a green flag stop and that didn't help us either. But, if you look at the results, we're only getting beat by two teams week in and week out. That's frustrating, but we know who they are and we're working on what we need to do to get there."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"I thought that the GoDaddy car ran pretty well today. I was pleased with the way it handled. When we got in clean air, I felt like we were pretty fast. Overall, the whole GoDaddy crew did a really good job. I was really disappointed after qualifying yesterday and I said if we could get a top five today, I'd be thrilled. And, we got a top five."

-source: andretti autosport

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