Watkins Glen: Andretti Autosport qualifying report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR (ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT)

"We were fighting too much understeer today to be as quick as we needed to make the Firestone Fast Six. I was definitely disappointed because the Venom car showed signs of good pace but we went the wrong way and messed it up. I'm still optimistic about the race. We basically qualified our 'race car' and it was very easy to drive. I think that's a good sign."

ADAM CARROLL, #27 TEAM BOOST MOBILE CAR (AFS RACING/ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT)

"I'm much happier after the first practice. It's the usual scenario: a great track, new circuit for me, traffic, and trying to push at the end. The track is getting better and the car is getting better. It helps to speak with the guys with experience and get their point of view as well. It's all coming together so we're getting there. I'm looking forward to my first race with Andretti Autosport and Team Boost Mobile tomorrow."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR (ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT)

"That was very frustrating. We had a car capable of moving on and Milka (Duno) cost us the lap. It's very frustrating. Every point in this series is so valuable and qualifying on the road courses is key.

"That said, I know we've got a good car. I love this track and I've won here before. And, you can win from 16th. We're just going to have to be very creative tomorrow with how we go about it."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR (ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT)

"We had a tough session. We have a good car, but we just made a poor choice during qualifying. I'm disappointed, but we'll be good tomorrow."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR (ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT)

"I was feeling really confident going into qualifying this afternoon, but I just didn't have the speed I needed to get the GoDaddy car out of the first group. The field gets more and more competitive and when you're just a tad off the pace it can end up costing you more than ever. We'll try to make our way up through the field and hopefully have a strong result come tomorrow."

-source: andretti autosport

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