Edmonton: Andretti Green Racing race report

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 26, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the 11th race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Rexall Edmonton Indy at the City Centre ...

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (July 26, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the 11th race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Rexall Edmonton Indy at the City Centre Airport.

Driver:  Danica Patrick

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

"I think the #7 car was able to finish the day with a good result, considering our starting position. We had a great first stint, we were able to stay out longer than others so we were able to gain positions. The track is very challenging and hard to pass on. Overall, as a team, we're more on mark than we were at the beginning of the race weekend. But I think we're still off on something since we are off the leader's pace. We are working really hard to pinpoint the issue. I really wish I could've stayed in the top-ten but at the end of the day, points are points."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

"I have burns on my hands and face. In the next couple of days we will know the extent. I am glad we are ok, it was a scary moment. I have to thank all the other teams, Penske, the Panther boys and everybody else who came to help me. It's pretty remarkable and it shows the strength of the IndyCar family. We are competitors over the weekend but when somebody needed help, we put the competiveness aside. I am glad I am OK. The fuel probe stayed open, it was open all the way even when my fueler pulled the hose out and at that point there was nothing we could do. I'm glad I'm okay, but I really wish we could've finished the race. It's a shame because we were making progress up to the point in the race."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

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

"The #26 definitely wasn't perfect today but that's racing; the perfect car isn't possible. We went out and kept pushing but just got caught behind a couple of slower cars and the leaders were able to increase their gap on us. The Mott's boys worked hard all day and we'll take the top-ten finish. It put us up one position in points and we're closing the gap on fifth; hopefully we'll find the points we need in Kentucky next week."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"After the morning session, we made a lot of changes to the car. The changes we made weren't on target so our pace was much slower than the leaders'. I made a mistake after the first pit stop and went off in turn-11, which set us back a few spots. It just wasn't the result we hoped for. Hopefully we can makeup for this weekend next week in Kentucky."

-credit: agr

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