St. Pete: Andretti Green Racing race report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We had an up and down race day.  I am proud of myself for moving up a few positions at the end of the race.  I was able to hold my own when we were on the wet tires.  I think half the battle in races like these is just to stay out of the wrecks and to stay on the lead lap, which the Motorola car was able to do.  We have some work to do, we need to fine tune our pit stops.  We have to start putting it all together or we are not going to win races.  Congratulations to the 7-Eleven team for making the podium today."   Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"Obviously things did not work out for us today.  When you take risks, some days it works out for you, some days it doesn't.  We're not very happy with our calls today but I support the 7-Eleven team 100 percent because we win together and we lose together.  Finishing third is not bad but I think there is a curse on me here at St. Pete.  I've finished on the podium every time I've been here but not in the right spot."   Marco Andretti, #26 Gillette Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We were coming in to put on slick tires because the track was really starting to dry and we made the right call.  I'm really disappointed in myself because that was a rookie mistake.  I have to apologize to the Gillette boys.  I think I let them down today because we definitely had the pace.  We did a great job in the pits.  I just made a mistake."  

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I was glad to get the race started but soon after the start I didn't really know what was happening on the track since it was so hard to see.  The Formula Dream team has given me a great car in the dry conditions so I did my best to manage the car in the rain. When it started to dry up, I was looking for an opportunity to move forward. I was able to make a good pass in the end. I enjoyed the race very much and am looking forward to the next race in Japan."

-credit: agr

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