NEWTON, IOWA (June 20, 2009) - Qualifying for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 was cancelled today due to track conditions. Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Hideki Mutoh and Marco Andretti will start Sunday's race by the ...
NEWTON, IOWA (June 20, 2009) - Qualifying for the Iowa Corn Indy 250 was cancelled today due to track conditions. Andretti Green Racing drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan, Hideki Mutoh and Marco Andretti will start Sunday's race by the championship points standings.
Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start in the fifth position. Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven entry, will start seventh. Andretti, driver of the #26 Team Venom Energy car, will start in the eighth position. Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start 12th.
Driver: Danica Patrick
Car: #7 Boost Mobile Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We had a pretty good day; every change we made had a positive impact on the car. I think in general we have a strong race car, but at the end of the day qualifying is really important. I wish we would've had a chance to get out and make a qualifying run because I think we could've had a higher starting position than fifth. But we will take it, have a few strong pit stops and hopefully bring home a win for the Boost Mobile car."
Driver: Tony Kanaan
Car: #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"I think the Team 7-Eleven car was really strong today. I'm disappointed that we didn't get to qualify because I'm positive we could've started higher than seventh. So hopefully we can get the #11 car up front and keep it there."
Driver: Marco Andretti
Car: #26 Team Venom Energy Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We have a decent starting position for the #26 car. It's a bummer for the Venom Energy boys. They worked their tails off to get the car ready for qualifying and then qualifying got cancelled. We are going to focus our attention on the race set-up and hopefully we can keep the car up front."
Driver: Hideki Mutoh
Car: #27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We have a pretty good car and I think we were making good changes throughout practice today. I was able to make a run at qualifying but they ended up calling it due to the chance of rain. I'm disappointed that we are starting 12th, because I was confident we had a top-10 car."