Texas: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for Saturday's Bombardier Learjet 550 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Patrick, driver of the ...

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 5, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for Saturday's Bombardier Learjet 550 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the fifth position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start 16th. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the eighth position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, is 11th fastest.

Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The car felt really good as soon as I went out. We made a few small changes to the car for the qualifying run that were helpful. We are trying to have as many options for the Boost Mobile/Motorola car as we can. I wish we could've held on to the pole, but I think we are going to be really competitive tomorrow night."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It's been a very challenging weekend for the Team 7-Eleven car. We are not were we want to be; the car felt slow during the qualifying run. I know the #11 guys have been working really hard and I know they are just as frustrated. We have some work to do before tomorrow night."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I'm content with were we qualified tonight. We didn't put a heavy focus on the qualifying set up for the #26 car and during our run we had a problem with the roll bar. I had to make adjustments every lap, which I think cost us some time. Overall not bad for the Venom boys, I think we'll be competitive and make our way through traffic without problems. I look forward to the race."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I'm happy with today's qualifying run. We focused most of our practice on the race set-up and I think we have a really good car for the race. I did well here last year, so hopefully we can do the same come tomorrow night."

-credit: agr

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