Iowa: Andretti Autosport qualifying report

MARCO ANDRETTI, ...

MARCO ANDRETTI, #26 TEAM VENOM ENERGY DRINK CAR

"We have to be happy to have the Venom car starting third. It'd be nice to have a pole trophy after today but that's my competitive side talking. We're in a good position for tomorrow and it can definitely be done from third. After our practice runs I did have hopes that we could take the pole. I think in choosing our set-up we missed something so we had a decent amount of understeer - end of the day I'm pretty happy considering the run I had."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY, #37 TEAM ETHANOL USA-IZOD CAR

"We're not starting where we'd like to be, but the Ethanol USA-Team IZOD car is really good in race trim. We're going to be flying by some of these guys that are starting in front of us. As I've said before, these guys always give me great race cars and I'll take that any day over a top-notch qualifying car. It's just fun to be back here in Iowa with the Ethanol colors on the side of the car. You can really feel the support out here and I think that will really help us tomorrow."

TONY KANAAN, #11 TEAM 7-ELEVEN CAR

"Qualifying was not what we expected. I really don't have any idea what happened. I'm disappointed. The race car is good, but I'm really surprised by our lack of speed in qualifying. The 7-Eleven car was really good this morning and we didn't change anything, so I'm not sure what happened."

DANICA PATRICK, #7 TEAM GoDaddy.com CAR

"I'm happy with the way qualifying went today. I was flat out the last two laps of the run, and I haven't been able to get flat all day. We still have some work to do, but I have a better understanding on what we need to do to improve the GoDaddy car for tomorrow's race."

-source: andretti autosport

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