Detroit: Andretti Green Racing qualifying report

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I was really hoping to get the Motorola car into the Firestone Fast Six today, but we lost a little time during the second run. We are just a little off the lead pack and hopefully we can figure out that small piece that we are missing by the time the race starts tomorrow. But we were able to get into the fast 12 these past two weekends, so we are definitely headed in the right direction on the road courses."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"This track is so particular that if you make one wrong change, you can lose a full second. The Team 7-Eleven car was close to making it but I didn't know what else to do. We made a change and it went the wrong way and of course we missed the Firestone Fast Six for only the second time. It's definitely disappointing."

Marco Andretti, #26 Meijer Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I was a bit disappointed with qualifying but, for what it's worth, this is as close as we have been. Yesterday wasn't very productive because we tried to adapt my driving style to that of Danica's and Tony's because they were quick. I just wasn't able to do that and it cost us the entire day. Today we tried to develop a car that worked for me, and we improved the Meijer car, but came up a bit short of the second qualifying session."

Hideki Mutoh, #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I feel sorry for the Formula Dream team since I made a mistake on the last lap of the qualifying session. I was trying to push myself to set a better time. The car is much better than yesterday and I am pretty sure I could have stayed in the top five in my group. Hopefully I will be able to improve my position and finish somewhere closer to the front."

-credit: agr

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