ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, POST-RACE INDY GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA
MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR
"It was a long day for the Venom car. We decided early to go off sequence and we were running second for a while. I think it would have been an interesting day if our strategy had been able to work out. The caution came out a few laps earlier than we would have liked and we had to start over with a new plan. Then I made contact with a couple of cars later in the race; there was no major damage but it affected the car's handling for sure. Things just didn't go our way today."
RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR
"Qualifying really seals your fate at this track. This race just doesn't feature a lot of passing. In the car today, it was pretty monotonous. Hopefully, the fans got a good show at some point. But, we're getting out of Sonoma with a top 10. We really wanted to give all our guests here this weekend a performance worthy of their great support. We're capable of it, but it just wasn't meant to be this weekend."
TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN/DR PEPPER CHERRY CAR
"We started on a different strategy, so I started with an older set of tires and I suffered for it big-time on the first stint. But, I knew it was going to pay off, having a brand new set for our last stint, and it did -- probably not as much as I wanted it to, but we did what we were supposed to do. Ryan and I worked really well here this weekend and while I can't say it was an awesome day, it was a good day. We'll take what we know now for the road courses and get better for next year."
DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
"That was a frustrating way to end a tough weekend for the GoDaddy car. I had a solid car throughout the race and really thought that I was going to finish in the top 10, but I got caught up with (Takuma) Sato at the end. It's hard when you have a good race but the result doesn't show."
-source: andretti autosport