IPS: IRL: Watkins Glen: Andretti Green Racing Saturday notes

Danica Patrick, ...

Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone "It's pretty obvious that things didn't go well, so I'm very disappointed. But, what are you going to do? There were just a lot of places where we lost too much time and we've got a lot of work to do to figure it out."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone "I'm reasonably happy. It's a long way around this place and you have to really be perfect all the way around to be on the pole, and we were not quite there. But, we made some improvements to the Team 7-Eleven car. It wasn't enough, but I think I found something. I'm just proud of the whole team. To have three in the top six is a big accomplishment, so I'm very pleased."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone "I love the single-lap qualifying where you try to get the most out of the car. For the Fast Six Shootout, we put enough fuel in the NYSE car to run the entire 10 minutes. But, I think with the tire warmers and the heavy fuel load, we just took the edge off the tires on the first lap and we were too heavy to go fast. Overall, I'm happy with where we are. I had some bad luck in the first practice session and got stuck in the second group so to come from there to qualify sixth, I'll take it."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone "Tony (Kanaan) and I ran the same setup today and I think we got all we could out of the Canadian Club car. We'll have to sit down tonight and see what we can do to make the car better for tomorrow. I really enjoy running at The Glen. Hopefully I can run better tomorrow than we have in the past."

Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Firestone "Yesterday started really good for us with the first and second practices. Then we had a mechanical problem in qualifying and that took me out of the top five. I was really disappointed at the end of the day yesterday. The car was better this morning despite the track being slower. I started this race just hoping to gain positions so we can start up front tomorrow. We are going to change minor things on the setup because I think the oso*fresh car is good. We need to have a good start and hopefully I can pass people like I did today to get a top three."

-credit: agr

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Jaime Camara , Danica Patrick