Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing Pole Day report

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 9, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for the 93rd Indianapolis 500. Patrick, driver of the ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 9, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti qualified for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.

Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the 10th position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start sixth. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the eighth position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, 12th fastest but didn't qualify in the top 11.

Driver:  Danica Patrick

Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Danica Patrick: "I'm happy that the #7 car got into the top ten; however, I'm disappointed we weren't able to make a last minute attempt for a higher position. The track seemed to be getting better as the day went on and I was really hopeful that the Boost Mobile/Motorola car could have qualified with on the first two rows. I'm relieved to have Pole Day behind us so we can work on building a strong race car."

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

Tony Kanaan: "I think it was a good day for the #11 car. The whole AGR team worked really hard helping me to get a new car ready for today. I owe Hideki and everyone a big thank you. Team 7-Eleven put in a great effort and was able to build an entire car overnight. I'm glad that qualifying is behind us; now it's time to move on and focus on race set ups."

Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti: "As we suspected it was a stressful day for Team Venom Energy, and for the entire field I think. I'm not completely satisfied with were we ended up in today's qualifying, but we just have to put it behind us. We came here to win the race and we still have a chance at that. Now we can get to work on building a race car that will keep us up front."

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

Hideki Mutoh: "I need to thank the entire #27 crew for working so hard to improve the car all day. We were so close to making it into the top eleven. I am confident that we can qualify at the top of the group tomorrow. I am disappointed, but we still have a lot of time before the race. I'll continue to do my best and I think the Formula Dream car can still be competitive."

-credit: agr

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