Sonoma: Andretti Autosport qualifying report

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-QUALIFYING INDY GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-QUALIFYING INDY GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"It's really disappointing to see the Venom car starting 18th this weekend. I was on fast lap when I went off and lost some time. The field is so tight here and every tenth of a second counts. We'll do the best we can tomorrow with where we're starting but we were hoping for more out of today."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"We were so far off yesterday that we changed everything in the IZOD car for today and started fresh. So, we really only had one practice session under our belts and I think that was the difference today. We were close, but the road course competition is ridiculous right now. Tomorrow is going to be a great race. We're starting eighth; we can work from there."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN/DR PEPPER CHERRY CAR

"Obviously, missing yesterday's session (because of a fuel pump problem) hurt us today. We did what we could. But, the way the competition is right now, you can't leave anything on the table. With only an hour to work with this morning, we needed to take a bit of a risk. And, when you do that, you've got to be prepared to be a hero or a zero. We took our shot and could have put it in the top six. We ended up ninth, but it is what it is."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"I was confident we could make it out of the first qualifying session and into the top 12, but it didn't end up working out that way for the GoDaddy team today. I'm going to need to be strong on the start and restarts, and have solid pit stops so we can make up as much ground as possible during the race come tomorrow."

-source: andretti autosport

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