RICHMOND, Virginia (June 26, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Saturday's running of the SunTrust Indy Challenge at the Richmond International Raceway. Patrick,...
RICHMOND, Virginia (June 26, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Saturday's running of the SunTrust Indy Challenge at the Richmond International Raceway.
Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the 10th position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start 17th. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the 16th position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start eighth.
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Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It has been a frustrating day for the whole team. We were really strong here last year, and we are completely off our marks this year. We have to put our heads together and hopefully we can figure out what we can do between now and tomorrow. Richmond is a difficult track to pass on, so we are we need to be strong on the start, any restarts and in the pits to make up for it."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"It's hard to gage were we really are since we only had four laps of practice today. I'm really disappointed; I was looking forward to getting back to this track. I won the race from the pole last year, so I know we are capable of doing well here. We will regroup tonight after practice and see what we need to do to make the most out of the race tomorrow."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We definitely have our work cut out for us tomorrow. I wasn't happy with my first qualifying lap and then from there we just weren't able to build the speed we needed. The #26 car was strong here last year and we'll keep working to get back to that point. I'm for sure glad that I'll have Kyle (Moyer) on my side tomorrow. I'm confident he can get us up front and I think once we're there the Venom car should be able to have a strong finish."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I think we have a decent car. I wish we could've started farther up the field, but you never know how the race will unfold. The track was getting better as qualifying went on, so I really don't know where we would've qualified if we went out later. I hope to make my way through traffic tomorrow night and have a strong finish."