Watkins Glen: Andretti Green Racing race report

WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 5, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the ninth race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen ...

WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 5, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the ninth race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, Camping World Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International.

Driver:  Danica Patrick

Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Danica Patrick: Started 7th, finished 11th
"It was a challenging race today. We were running upfront at the beginning of the race but as the day went on I started to lose the car. I was bottoming out a lot at the end of the race which made me lose position. We were really strong this morning so I'm disappointed that we ended up 11th. But overall it was a good weekend for me, I feel like I'm getting more confident on the road courses which is helpful since we are racing similar courses the next two weekends."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

Tony Kanaan: Started 9th, finished 8th
"I really thought the Team 7-Eleven car was going to have a better finish today. We are working really hard to improve our race results and it's frustrating when we finish lower than we expected. I'm headed to Indy tonight to work with my engineers this week, so hopefully we can figure out what we can do to make us more competitive moving forward. I'm looking forward to getting to Toronto since it's a track I have been to many times."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

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

Marco Andretti: Started 8th, finished 5th
"It was a great effort for the Venom boys today. The crew worked really hard and we were rewarded with a top-five finish. We went down a lap early in the race but we knew we just had to keep fighting, and the yellows came out at the right time for us. Once we were able to get back on the lead lap I was confident we had a pace that could contend with the leaders. I think our run today shows that the #26 car is headed in the right direction. I'm looking forward to Toronto."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Hideki Mutoh: Started 12th, finished 18th
"A very tough race for the #27 car. We changed our pit stop strategy at the beginning of the race and it was in our favor for a while but then the track stayed green longer than we expected. Then we lost position when we needed to pit. I really thought we could've had a stronger finish today, but it didn't pan out for us."

-credit: agr

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