St. Pete: Andretti Autosport race report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR
* Came back from a cut tire to finish 12th

"The Venom car started the race really strong, but then unfortunately we caught a cut tire. Track position is really important here and we had great position, but the cut tire caused us to lose that. That was really the turning point for us, but at the same time I can't say we had the best handling car on the track. We were looking good for a while. Things just didn't go our way."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR
* Finished 11th on Monday

"It was a really tough day for the IZOD team. Our strategy just didn't pay off for us at all. We weren't really able to pass that much on track. At one point, we got hit from behind and I thought we had a cut tire. In the process of being a little conservative, a couple cars got by. But, we lost most of our track position when Graham and Simona got together, and a bunch of cars got by on the inside. It just wasn't our day."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR
* Posted his second-straight 10th place finish to start the 2010 season despite suffering a broken front wing during the race

"I don't really know what happened when Marco and I got together. He slowed down in front of me and I hit him. I don't know what caused all that, so we'll have to sort it out. Overall, we just didn't have a good day at all as a team. And, nowadays you just can't afford any mistakes. The series is too competitive too afford that."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR
* Drove from 21st to finish seventh

"What a great finish for the GoDaddy car this weekend. It was a challenging race but we held on to the very end. The guys did a great job in the pits and they made all the right calls. We will definitely use this momentum heading into Barber in a couple of weeks."

-source: aa

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