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Driver: Danica Patrick Car: ...

Driver:  Danica Patrick

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

Danica Patrick Facts:
-Patrick is currently fifth in the championship point standings, three points behind fourth place.
-Patrick has five top-five finishes and eight top-ten 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.
-Patrick had three top-five and nine top-ten finishes in 2008 and finished sixth in the final IndyCar Series point standings.

Danica Patrick on the Rexall Edmonton Indy: "Edmonton is definitely a challenging track; there are so many different surface changes throughout the circuit that you really need to have a car that you are comfortable driving. We have been working really hard as a team to be more competitive on the street courses, and I hope we show off our efforts this weekend. I have been pretty consistent this season, and we really need to keep the consistency on the back half of the season so we can keep our focus on the championship."

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

Tony Kanaan Facts:
-Kanaan is currently eighth in the championship point standings.
-Kanaan captured his first podium finish of 2009 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a third-place finish. @-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 Rexall Edmonton Indy: "Again I'm hoping to turn our current situation around and get a good result to show that our hard efforts are finally paying off as a team. Last year Team 7-Eleven ran pretty well but we had room for improvement. We also had a good test at Mid-Ohio a couple of weeks ago so I'm looking forward to getting back in the car this weekend in Edmonton."

Driver: Marco Andretti Car: #26 Team Mott's Clamato Caesar Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti Facts:
-Andretti is currently seventh in the IndyCar Series championship standings, one point out of sixth place.
-Andretti has six top-ten 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 Rexall Edmonton Indy: "I'm looking forward to Edmonton this weekend. It's a very challenging track, but I believe we have been working really hard to improve our street course program over the season. We had a tough race last year as a whole, so we're looking to have better results this weekend."

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

Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh has had five top-ten finishes so far this season.
-Mutoh is currently 11th in the championship point standings.
-Mutoh posted a 10th place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was his second top-ten at the 500 in two career starts.
-Mutoh captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.

Hideki Mutoh on the Rexall Edmonton Indy: "After the race in Toronto I was able to go back home to Japan which was a nice break. My family put me to work at the fish market but it was still nice to have a mental break from racing. I didn't finish the race in Edmonton last year so I hope we will be able to this year. We need to have a strong qualifying run and finish strong. I'm looking forward to returning to Edmonton and hopefully we will have a better result this year."

-credit: agr

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