St. Pete: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I really did not know how I was going to feel in the car until I got out there, but overall I am happy with the Motorola car. We are just a couple of tenths off of Hideki, a little bit further off of Marco and Tony. Earlier today we were closer to two seconds off, so for me, we made a lot of improvements. We definitely did not get our fastest lap in today as we kept getting held up in traffic, but I am happy that the car is better than it was."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Qualifying was tough. I think the IndyCar Series is so competitive now that you have to give everything. When I finished the qualifying run in the Team 7-Eleven car, I was exhausted. With more good drivers, it makes it a lot more difficult, it makes me proud. If you look at my suit, I'm all wet. I had to sweat to get this one done."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"This is a huge disappointment. The Gillette car was absolutely good enough to make it into the Firestone Fast Six based on the practice times we've been posting. We had a problem with our pedal setup in qualifying and it's just really disappointing. The Gillette car has been good all weekend, though, so we'll find our way to the front."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I am disappointed for not improving my time from the last attempt. The Formula Dream crew gave me a great car. I was so sure that I could improve my time at the end but I did not pull it off. I really wanted to get into the top 12, so I am very disappointed. I will do my best to improve my position in the race tomorrow."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick