Watkins Glen: Andretti Autosport preview

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE CAMPING WORLD GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT IZOD INDYCAR SERIES NOTES AND QUOTES, PRE-RACE CAMPING WORLD GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"The Glen is as close as it gets to a hometown race for me. It's great to see all the fan support each year. We've run decent here in the past and have had some solid finishes. Right now we need to get as many championship points as possible. A win this weekend would send us in the right direction."

ADAM CARROLL, #27 TEAM BOOST MOBILE CAR

"I'm really excited to get in a car. It's been a long process, but it was worth it. It's my first race in 14 months. To race with Andretti Autosport is pretty fantastic. To have a sponsor like Boost Mobile for my first race is brilliant as well. I can't wait to get stuck in and give it everything I've got, and hopefully we can come out with a good result. I'm looking forward to getting around the circuit for the test and race. I've been checking out on-board videos and the track looks fast. Thank you to the whole Andretti Autosport team for giving me this chance. I'm excited to start my first race in America; hopefully my first of many."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"This place and this race are so special to me for so many reasons - the biggest being my breakout IZOD IndyCar win with Rahal a couple years back. That was also the same weekend my mother was diagnosed with cancer. We also announced the personal services deal with IZOD that weekend, which was the beginning of a great partnership as we won right out of the gate together.

"I first raced this track when I was 17 and fell in love right away. I have to say, though, I'm just relieved and thrilled to be back in the #37 car to keep our strong season going. The past month has been tough on the team putting the proper funds in place, but they're the best at what they do. I really have to thank Michael (Andretti) for stepping up and keeping me in the seat. This is a championship-winning team and I couldn't be hungrier to get our second win of the season and push for title contention."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"It feels very good to be heading into a race weekend as the most-recent winner, I can tell you that. Watkins Glen is going to be so competitive. It's not the kind of place where you can just get by with being good. To win, you're going to need to be perfect, I think, because there will be so many cars capable of winning. I expect Team 7-Eleven to be right in there with the best of them and hopefully things will go our way."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"As a team overall, we have really put together several good races in a row and now we just need to keep it going at Watkins Glen. It's a challenging circuit and I know how competitive it's going to be, but hopefully we can get the GoDaddy car the way we want it and get this stretch of road and street courses off to a good start."

-source: andretti autosport

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