Indy 500: Andretti Green Racing race report

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 24, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the fourth race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the 2009 Indianapolis 500, the 93rd running of the ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 24, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the fourth race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the 2009 Indianapolis 500, the 93rd running of the world-famous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Danica Patrick: Started 10th, finished 3rd

"The Boost Mobile/Motorola guys did a great job in the pits today and we had great stops all day. I had a really strong car for the last few stints and would have loved to see the last 35 laps raced green. I know we would have had no issues making it to the end without stopping. I was happy to keep the #7 car up front toward the end of the day. It was a great race for the fans and I'm happy for Helio (Castroneves); he was super fast all day."

Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Tony Kanaan: Started 6th, finished 27th

"The race didn't end the way we hoped it would for Team 7-Eleven. Something on the car broke in the middle of the straightaway and I hit head on going into turn three. It's always sad to be out of a race but I'm happy that I walked away; it was a nasty, nasty crash. I have to thank the Delphi Safety Crew and the IRL; that was a 180 mile per hour, head-on hit and I'm still standing."

Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Marco Andretti: Started 8th, finished 30th

"Today's results were really unfortunate for the #26 car. I'm disappointed for the Venom boys; I think we would have been quick today. We worked hard all month to find a good car and now we'll never know what we truly had today. We just have to move forward and hopefully we'll have a few more shots at winning here. Next weekend is a new race and we'll be ready."

Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Hideki Mutoh: Started 16th, finished 10th

"The #27 car was really good but on the other hand, I was hoping for a better finish. I think that with better luck in the pits we had a great chance at finishing in the top-five. The Formula Dream crew worked so hard and I'm very thankful to be part of a team with so much dedication. I learned a lot today and it was great to drive such a fantastic car. I'm looking forward to Milwaukee next weekend."

-credit: agr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Hideki Mutoh , Danica Patrick