Driver: Danica Patrick Car: ...
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick Facts: -Patrick will start 10th in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
-Patrick is coming off a fifth-place finish at the 2009 Road Runner Indy 300 from Kansas Speedway. -Patrick won her first IndyCar Series race in 2008 at the Indy Japan 300.
-Patrick had three top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 2008 and finished sixth in the final IndyCar Series point standings. -Patrick is currently sixth in the 2009 championship standings.
Danica Patrick on the 2009 Indianapolis 500:
"I'm really excited but on the other hand nervous at the same time. There is so much history behind this race and it's the race that everyone wants to win, so it always waits in the back of our mind. I have been fortunate enough to be close to winning this race in the past, and I hope this year is no different. The team has worked hard all month, so hopefully it pays off in the end with a win."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan Facts
-Kanaan will start sixth in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
-Captured his first podium finish in 2009 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a third place finish.
-Finished third in the 2008 IndyCar Series championship.
-Has led over 2,500 laps throughout his IndyCar Series career.
-Captured 11 top-five finishes during the 2008 IndyCar Series season.
-Kanaan is currently leading the 2009 championship standings.
Tony Kanaan on the 2009 Indianapolis 500:
"I have to be honest, I'm really excited for Sunday to get here. It has been a long month and a lot of work and I just want race day to get here. I think we have a strong car and I feel confident that Team 7-Eleven is ready."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti Facts:
-Andretti will start eighth in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
-Andretti drove to a sixth-place result in the 2009 Road Runner Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway.
-Andretti finished the 2008 IndyCar Series season seventh in point standings with 363 points.
-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.
-Captured six top-five finishes during the 2008 IndyCar Series season.
Marco Andretti on the 2009 Indianapolis 500:
"I'm really looking forward to the race this year. I feel that the Venom Energy car is 100 percent ready for race day. The whole team has worked really hard this month to get us to this point, so I hope it all pays off on Sunday."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh will start 16th in the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
-Mutoh is in his second season at Andretti Green Racing.
-Mutoh captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.
Hideki Mutoh on the 2009 Indianapolis 500:
"It's a strange feeling that the month of May is almost over and the race is this weekend. I enjoyed every single day that I was able to be on track. The Indianapolis 500 is such a historical race and I'm very honored to be a part of the race again this year. I looking forward to the final practice and race day."