Chicagoland: Andretti Green Racing preview

Driver: Danica Patrick WCar: ...

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

Danica Patrick Facts:
- Patrick is currently fifth in the championship point standings.
- Patrick has five top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes thus far in the 2009 season.
- Patrick finished third at the 2009 Indianapolis 500, her highest career finish in that event.
- Patrick won her first IndyCar Series race in 2008 at the Indy Japan 300.

Danica Patrick on the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300: "I'm looking forward to getting back to an oval this weekend, especially my home track where I will have many friends and family there to support me. It would be great to get a win this weekend for that very reason. I started on the pole there back in 2005, and have always had pretty solid race results since. Hopefully the #7 car will be competitive and strong all weekend."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

Tony Kanaan Facts:
- Kanaan is currently seventh in the championship point standings, just 17 points behind fifth.
- In six career starts at Chicagoland, Kanaan has three top-five and six top-10 finishes and owns an average finish of 5.2.
- Kanaan has three podium and four top-five finishes in 2009.
- Finished third in the 2008 IndyCar Series championship.
- Has led over 2,600 laps throughout his IndyCar Series career and won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship.

Tony Kanaan on the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300: "We were very competitive at the last oval race in Kentucky, so that gives me good reason to be excited for this weekend. The season is winding down and Team 7-Eleven is due for a win, so we need to be focused on that for Saturday. We don't have to be conservative; we can take some chances and go after it, and that's what we're going to do."

Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Meijer Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti Facts:
- Andretti is currently sixth in the IndyCar Series championship standings, just 12 points out of fifth. - Andretti has 10 top-10 finishes thus far this season.
- Won his first career pole position when he claimed the pole at Milwaukee (2008), the same place where his father (Michael) recorded his first pole position.
- Andretti finished the 2008 IndyCar Series season seventh in point standings with 363 points.

Marco Andretti on the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300: "It will be nice to get back on an oval this weekend. We've come a long way on the road and street courses. It's too bad we won't get a chance to see how much farther we can go this season on those tracks, but the Meijer car is traditionally strong on ovals like Chicago so we will be competitive for sure. I think making it into the top five in points is still a realistic goal. It's within reach and hopefully these last few races will seal the deal. We've had so many highs and lows this season; breaking into the top five would be a well-earned high for the #26 crew."

Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Hideki Mutoh Facts:
- Mutoh has seven top-10 finishes so far this season and is coming off back-to-back fifth-place finishes at Mid-Ohio and Infineon Raceway.
- Mutoh has moved up to 10th in the championship point standings.
- Made his IndyCar Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway in 2007.
- Posted a 10th place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was his second top 10 at the Indy 500 in two career starts.
- Captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.

Hideki Mutoh on the PEAK Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300: "Chicagoland Speedway is one of the most memorable tracks for me since my first IndyCar race was here. I didn't finish the race last year due to the electrical problem we had with the car, so I really want to have a strong finish this weekend. The Formula Dream car has been great and I'm very confident we can do well. I'm looking forward to the race this weekend."

-credit: agr

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