Iowa: Andretti Green Racing race report

NEWTON, Iowa (June 21, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the seventh race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Iowa Corn Indy 250, at the Iowa Speedway. Driver: Danica...

NEWTON, Iowa (June 21, 2009) - Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti and Hideki Mutoh completed the seventh race of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, the Iowa Corn Indy 250, at the Iowa Speedway.

Driver:  Danica Patrick

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

Danica Patrick: Started 5th, finished 9th
"We started off with a good car, but it just wasn't our day. We got a couple flat tires at the beginning of the race, which was a bummer but then we just changed up the strategy a bit, which allowed us to lead a few laps. But then the yellows started to come out and we were at the wrong place at the wrong time. But it was a top-10 finish for us, so if this is the worst finish we have this season, I can't complain."

Driver:  Tony Kanaan

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

Tony Kanaan: Started 7th, finished 14th
"I have been caught in the third turn for the past three years. I think it was a combination of the cold tires and me pushing a bit too hard. We had a good car this weekend. The Team 7-Eleven guys have been working so hard but unfortunately we keep running into bad luck. We need to keep our heads held high and focus on next weekend's race in Richmond."

Driver:  Marco Andretti

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

Marco Andretti: Started 8th, finished 12th
"It was a character building weekend for the #26 car. After the wreck in practice on Saturday the guys did a great job rebuilding the car in time, but we weren't able to get the track time we needed for the new car. With the lack of track time, we had to set-up the car with minimual information. We did everything we could but there are only so many changes you can make during a race."

Driver:  Hideki Mutoh

Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone

Hideki Mutoh: Started 12th, finished 3rd
"A great finish for the Formula Dream team. We had another strong run this year and it's my first podium finish for the #27 car this season. I'm glad we were able to stay up front throughout the race. I'm looking forward to Richmond."

-credit: agr

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