IPS: Indianapolis: Andretti Green Racing qualifying notes

Jaime Camara, driver of the ...

Jaime Camara, driver of the #11 oso*fresh car, will start 18th for the Freedom 100. Camara posted a two-lap average speed of 185.221 miles per hour (48.5905 sec). Camara was second quick in the morning practice session, but was just 17th on the speed charts in the second session before qualifying. After his qualifying run, Camara returned to the fifth position in the final practice session.

The Freedom 100 will be Friday, May 25, at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) with ESPN2 providing tape-delayed coverage at 4 p.m. (EDT). ESPN2 will provide Carb Day coverage from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Firestone

"It wasn't the run I was expecting. I think it was mostly because of the track conditions. In the morning, the track was a lot quicker, but it is much hotter now. We'll try to figure it out to prepare the oso*fresh car for the race tomorrow. I think we will be pretty competitive even if we start in the middle of the field."

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Prerace Report - Indianapolis 500

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I feel pretty good going into the race. I think my chances are pretty good. I believe there are 10 or 12 cars that can win this race and I am one of those. We've worked extremely hard on the Motorola car to make it competitive for Sunday. You certainly have to have some things go your way and have a good, clean race, but if we can accomplish all of that, we should be right there."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Our last two days of practice were really productive. We made some changes to the Team 7-Eleven car that I think will really help us in the race. We've been very close here in the past but so many things have to go right for you to be there in the end. I've got all the confidence in the world in the Team 7-Eleven crew and think we'll be challenging for the win."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Based on our last week of practice, I think the NYSE car is going to be a very good race car. You always want more speed but I think we've got what we need to be a factor on race day. I learned a lot last year as a rookie and I know that it's possible to win from the ninth starting position because we came so close last year. We've had a good month so I'm looking forward to race day."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"The Canadian Club car's been fast all month. We've really been trying to push the car to race trim and trying to get the feeling I like out of the car. I am really looking forward to the 500. I think it's going to be a tough race. There are some strong guys out there; especially my teammates, the Penskes, the Ganassis and some guys from other teams look strong. It is going to be a tough one. We'll see what we've got."

Michael Andretti, #39 Motorola/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think we're ready. We struggled early in the month to find the speed that we wanted, but I think we have our race car now and can be competitive on Sunday. Obviously, we'll have to adjust for the weather and all those things that play a big role in the Indianapolis 500, but I think the Motorola/Jim Beam team is ready to go."

-credit: agr

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Jaime Camara , Jim Beam , Danica Patrick