Iowa: Andretti Green Racing preview

Driver: Danica Patrick Car: ...

Driver:  Danica Patrick

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

Danica Patrick Facts:
-Patrick has four top-five finishes thus far in the 2009 season.
-Patrick finished third at the 2009 Indianapolis 500, her highest career finish in that event.
-Patrick is currently fifth in the championship point standings.
-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.

Danica Patrick on the Iowa Corn Indy 250: "It was great to have a weekend off, but I'm ready to get back into the car this weekend in Iowa. I hope the Boost Mobile/Motorola car has a strong finish come Sunday and keeps us in contention for the championship."

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

Tony Kanaan Facts:
-Captured his first podium finish in 2009 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, with a third-place finish.
-Kanaan is currently seventh in the championship point standings.
-Finished third in the 2008 IndyCar Series championship.
-Has led over 2,500 laps throughout his IndyCar Series career and won the 2004 IndyCar Series championship.

Tony Kanaan on the Iowa Corn Indy 250: "It's been great to have a weekend off from racing not only for me but for the Team 7-Eleven guys, but it's time to get back to work. I enjoy going to Iowa. Hopefully we can get the #11 car into victory lane; it's long overdue."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Marco Andretti Facts:
-Andretti finished third at Iowa Speedway in 2008.
-Andretti is currently eighth in the championship point standings.
-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.
-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.

Marco Andretti on the Iowa Corn Indy 250: "I'm looking forward to returning to Iowa Speedway. It's a track where I think the #26 car and Andretti Green as a whole have been very strong. Hideki (Mutoh) and I both finished on the podium last year, and I brought home second the year before that. Hopefully we can keep at least the podium streak alive, although maybe on the top step this year. It should be a great weekend for Team Venom Energy."

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

Hideki Mutoh Facts:
-Mutoh finished second at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 in 2007.
-Mutoh is currently 12th in the championship point standings.
-Mutoh posted a 10th place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was his second top 10 at the 500 in two career starts.
-Mutoh captured the 2008 Bombardier Learjet Rookie of the Year award by finishing 10th in the IndyCar Series championship.

Hideki Mutoh on the Iowa Corn Indy 250: "It was nice to have a week off before we get back in the car and head to Iowa. I finished second last year, and it's one of my favorite tracks. My finish last year is the best finish I have had in my racing career, so I'm looking forward to this weekend."

-credit: agr

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