Watkins Glen: Andretti Autosport race report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"The Venom car was strong today but we made the wrong tire choice for the last stint. We put a qualifying set of reds on and the fronts were totally grain. It felt like I was driving in the wet; by the finish the tread was gone. Had we made a different choice I think we could have held our own and challenged for a top-five finish."

ADAM CARROLL, #27 TEAM BOOST MOBILE CAR

"Well, that was pretty eventful! Because the race was so long, sometimes I found that I struggled with the balance in general. In the middle, the car felt really good and I was able to run with a lot of the guys up front. I struggled after that last stop. The main thing is that I got the experience, got more time in the car and got a pretty good start. We'll go back, see where I can improve, and come back stronger at Mid-Ohio."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM IZOD CAR

"All in all, it was a pretty good day. The IZOD guys gave me a good race car, but I dug myself quite a hole when we stalled in the pits. I think we had a fourth-place car. We were definitely better than seventh, but we had to come all the way from the back after the problem with the stall. We had to be careful with fuel at the end and we actually ran out on the cool-down lap, so it was close.

"I'm just happy to know that I'm here for the whole season. It's really special to be able to race in honor of my mom for the rest of the year and in support of 'RacingForCancer.org.' It's just really cool that this whole team pulled together like this."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"It was a pretty tough day for the GoDaddy team. The car itself was solid, but we just couldn't make up any ground. My guys did a great job this weekend, so I wish we had more to show for it."

-source: andretti autosport

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