Watkins Glen: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 4, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International. Patrick, driver of...

WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 4, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh qualified for Sunday's running of the Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the eighth position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start tenth. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the ninth position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start 13th.

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

Danica Patrick: "I think we could have gotten a little more out of the Boost Mobile/Motorola car. The last lap was our quickest but we had gained some under-steer by then. If the car had been able to stay more consistent we definitely could have started higher on the grid. There are so many good drivers this year; the field is super competitive so to be eighth is still good. This is highest start I've had on a road course this year so I think we can still pull out a strong finish."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

Tony Kanaan: "It was a frustrating day for me. We had a quick car during the first qualifying stint and I'm confident the car was capable of making the Firestone Fast Six. I think we have a strong car for tomorrow and hopefully the end result will show that."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

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

Marco Andretti: "I obviously would've liked to have seen the #26 car make it into the fast six. I kept pushing, but there just wasn't a lot left in the car. We decided not to make any changes from the first session to the second, and looking back we should have. Like they say, hind-sight is 20/20. A little disappointing, but I'm still confident in the Venom team and a good finish tomorrow."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Hideki Mutoh: "We were able to make some changes between the first two sessions that made the car better. I thought there was more time in the session so I started to slow through turn seven but unfortunately the checkered flag came out by the time I got into turn ten. I think if I had one more timed lap we could have made the top six and made a run for the pole. The #27 car and AGR as a whole was strong last year so I hope for a good finish tomorrow."

-credit: agr

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