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Danica Patrick, #7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think we could have had a great run today with the Motorola car. But, one of our stops was a hint slow and then (Tomas) Scheckter was blocking us for laps and laps and laps, and I lost so many seconds during that. Then, it cooled off and the car got too nervous and wasn't as good as it needed to be for the last stint. With the time we lost behind Scheckter and not having a good last stint, it just really hurt us."

Tony Kanaan, #11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"You will have to ask Sam (Hornish Jr.) what happened on the track. He was the one who hit the Team 7-Eleven car from behind. After the race, I wasn't very happy and I got out of the car to talk to him. Sam's dad bumped me and I think that's totally wrong. When something happens on the track, we need to sort it out between ourselves and if we can't sort it out, Brian Barnhart needs to sort it out. Sam's dad can't bump me out of the way like that. I was not going to fight with Sam. I was not going to punch him. We were obviously both hot and were talking about what happened and his dad came in and bumped me."

Marco Andretti, #26 NYSE Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"Today was a good day for the NYSE team. We had to stretch our fuel on our second stint and were able to do that and still stay near the front. We've got another solid finish under our belt and we'll move on to Nashville."

Dario Franchitti, #27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think second was what we were really hoping for. We lost a little bit of time in the pits today and that was the difference between second and third. I'm not unhappy with the finish. This was a very, very tough race today. Maybe one of the toughest. I'm just going to keep fighting (Scott) Dixon week in, week out (for the championship). He's the strongest guy in the points right now. Hopefully we'll get the Canadian Club car in Victory Circle every time."

Jaime Camara, #11 oso*fresh Dallara/Firestone

"I made a mistake on the start and that cost me for the rest of the race. I lost some positions that I couldn't get back. The pace of today's race was a little bit slower. I think my setup was good, but for this pace it wasn't what we needed. The car was good and I did everything I could. It just was not a good weekend. We lost the momentum we had with qualifying and that really made it hard for the oso*fresh team the entire weekend. I hope that from here until the end of the season things will be better for us."

-credit: agr

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